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Pyrrho (Pyrron)

( Greek philosopher)

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Pyrrho; Pyrron, of Elis, ca. 375-285 years. BC. e., Greek philosopher. Creator of direction, called skepticism. Was a pupil Bryson probably Bryson of Heraclea, the philosophy of dialectical eliyskoy school founded by Phaedo, Plato's pupil. Subsequently, he became a disciple demokritika Anaksarha, with whom participated in the march of Alexander of Macedon to India. Anaksarhom proclaimed indifference to the tests had a great influence on the PA, especially since, as exemplified in the practice of Persian magi and Hindu ascetics with whom he collided in the East. The concept of "indifference" P. later put forward as the supreme goal, building on and complementing the teaching Anaksarha. Upon his return to Greece, founded a philosophical school in Elida. He lived surrounded by a respected fellow countrymen who gave him the post of high priest and that his honor, released philosophers from all taxes.

After his death in Elida him a monument. - P. not leave behind the philosophical works. Like Socrates, he taught only orally, but the content of his teachings for bringing this to our scientists, mostly Timon Fliysky and Sextus Empiricus. P. set itself three basic questions: 1) What are the properties of things? 2) how we should behave towards them? 3) What are the consequences of our attitude toward them. And he answered: 1) we do not know what the properties of things, 2) why we should refrain from making any judgments about them, 3) is abstinence gives us peace and happiness (ataraksia). Stronghold of skepticism, later became the Platonic Academy (from Arkesilaya to Philo of Larissa). There he underwent certain changes, to the original pirronizmu returned only Enesidem Knossos.


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