Hegel’s reception of early and modern skepsis. On the prehistory of the concept of “self- consummated skepticism”
Keywords:Skepticism, Pyrrhonism, negativism, tropos, Sextus Empiricus
Without explaining what Skepticism essentially means, it is not possible to ponder properly the early thought of Hegel. His Pyrrhonist reception of Sextus Empiricus' works and his simultaneous reading of Sextus and Plato leaded him to best understand negativism. Those are the roots of his project on a self-consummated Skepticism, which is suggested in the Phenomenology. The writing that deals with this thematic is one about the Skepticism that belongs to the Jena period. It introduces a genuine interpretation of Agrippa’s five tropes, which constitute the core of the Pyrrhonist isosthenía.
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