Pyrrho the Sceptic

Pyrrho of Elis (4th - 3rd c. B.C.E.) was an ancient sceptical philosopher. He is known as the founder of a philosophical school named 'Pyrrhonism'. As is often the case with these things, the actual Pyrrho may have had nothing to do with the actual Philosophical School. There is something deeply satisfying about this, considering… Continue reading Pyrrho the Sceptic

relative courage

“Few things are more striking than the change which has taken place during my own lifetime in the attitude of the intelligentsia towards the spokesmen of Christian opinion. When I was a child, bishops expressed doubts about the Resurrection, and were called courageous. When I was a girl, G. K. Chesterton professed belief in the… Continue reading relative courage