Scepticism as Sextus Empiricus describes it is sometimes characterized by commentators as a form of anti‐rationalism. It is claimed that that the Sceptic renounces reason as a guide to thought and action, and that his motive for doing so is either the negative dogmatism to which his arguments commit him or a view he holds about the conditions under which tranquillity, the Sceptic's ultimate objective, can be achieved. The Conclusion explains briefly, and by appeal to arguments made in the course of the previous chapters, why this line of interpretation fails to capture what is most central to Scepticism.
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