- Acted: 3th Century BC
- Lived: 360-270 BC
- School: Pyrrhonist
- Main Interests: Epistemology
- Influences: Democritus, Protagoras, Socrates, Ancient Indian philosophy
- Location: Elis
We know nothing about reality, for truth lies in the deeps.
Βίοι καὶ γνῶμαι τῶν ἐν φιλοσοφίᾳ εὐδοκιμησάντων, Διογένης Λαέρτιος: Θ, 72
There is no difference between life and death he claimed. Someone then told him: "So, why won’t you die?" Pyrron told him "exactly because there is no difference".
Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: ΡΚΑ, 28
Pyrrho was an ancient Greek philosopher from whom Pyrrhonism took its name. He is considered the father of Skepticism. Pyrrho believed that equal arguments can be offered on both sides of any proposition, thus he dismissed the search for truth as a vain endeavor. He held that the wise man should not judge but should aim at a balanced imperturbability.