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"The Pyrrhonist does not assert that each of the issues about which he suspends judgment is in itself undecidable, but, on the contrary, he continues to investigate the questions for which he has not as yet found any answer."

If I want to take "on the contrary" out, can I say this?:

"The Pyrrhonist does not assert that each of the issues about which he suspends judgment is in itself undecidable, but continues to investigate the questions for which he has not as yet found any answer."

I think that this expresses the same idea.

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"The Pyrrhonist does not assert that each of the issues about which he suspends judgment is in itself undecidable, but, on the contrary, he continues to investigate the questions for which he has not as yet found any answer."

If I want to take "on the contrary" out, can I say this?:

"The Pyrrhonist does not assert that each of the issues about which he suspends judgment is in itself undecidable, but continues to investigate the questions for which he has not as yet found any answer."

I think that this expresses the same idea.

Thanks

Sextus
I understand why you don't like 'on the contrary'. Still, I feel something inserted would be better. How about 'but rather continues....'?
Yeah, it sounds better now. Thanks,

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I don't really see the appropriateness of 'but'. I think I'd write,

"The Pyrrhonist does not assert that each of the issues about which he suspends judgment is in itself undecidable; he rather continues to investigate the questions for which he has not as yet found any answer."

Still, lacking immediate context, it's a bit tentative as a suggestion.
Taking your suggestion into account, perhaps:

"The Pyrrhonist does not assert that each of the issues about which he suspends judgment is in itself undecidable; rather, he continues to investigate the questions for which he has not as yet found any answer."

It's just a suggestion. What do you think? The sense of this sentence is that if the P. believed that the disagreements are in themselves undecidable, they would think that it is pointless to continue his investigation. But he does not believe that, so he may keep on investigating.

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Cool, thanks.

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