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1) This is confirmed by Sextus’ discussion of the Skeptical telos, at the end of which he remarks that ‘some among the eminent Skeptics have added to them [i.e. ataraxia and metriopatheia] also suspension of judgment in the investigations’ (PH i 30). These Skeptics must be Timon and Aenesidemus, since Diogenes Laertius tells us that, according to them, the Skeptic’s end ‘is suspension of judgment, which unperturbedness follows as a shadow’ (ix 107).

2) Annas thinks that, in the passages of AD v referred to, Sextus is possibly confusing moral realism with moral absolutism, and skepticism with relativism. Bett, for his part, argues that Sextus’ stance in AD v cannot be taken as a form of realism according to the latter’s own conception of reality, but he does maintain that Sextus asserts that things are good or bad in relation to specific persons and situations.

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Best,

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Hi Sextus,

1) This is confirmed by S.’ (is this a quote mark, an apostrophe or what?) discussion of the Skeptical tevlo" where is the other double quote mark?, at the end of which he remarks that ‘some among the eminent Skeptics have added to them [i.e. ataraxia and metriopatheia] also suspension of judgment in the investigations’ (PH i 30). These Skeptics must be Timon and Aenesidemus, since Diogenes Laertius tells us that, according to them, the Skeptic’s end ‘is suspension of judgment, which unperturbedness follows as a shadow’ (ix 107).

2) Annas thinks that, in the passages of AD v referred to, S. is possibly confusing moral realism with moral absolutism, and skepticism with relativism. Bett, for his part, argues that Ss’ or S's? We discussed this before stance in AD v cannot be taken as a form of realism according to the latter’s own conception of reality, but he does maintain that S. asserts that things are good or bad in relation to specific persons and situations.

Ok? Yes, OK


Clive
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Sorry, Clive. Now I've edited my previous post. I was trying to make it clear (Sextus writing about Sextus sounds schizofrenic), but it turned out to be more confusing.

Sextus