Agrippa the Skeptic

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Agrippa (Greek: Ἀγρίππας) was a Pyrrhonist philosopher who probably lived towards the end of the 1st century CE. He is regarded as the author of "The Five Tropes (or Modes, in Greek: τρόποι) of Agrippa", which are purported to establish the necessity of suspending judgment (epoché). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Agrippa the Skeptic has received more than 109,116 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Agrippa the Skeptic is the 483rd most popular philosopher (down from 477th in 2019).

Agrippa the skeptic is most famous for his book, "De occulta philosophia," in which he argues that it is impossible to know anything about the supernatural world because we cannot know what is natural and what is supernatural.

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Over the past year Agrippa the Skeptic has had the most page views in the with 15,245 views, followed by French (3,430), and German (3,406). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Icelandic (91.42%), Hungarian (57.86%), and Bulgarian (45.14%)


Among philosophers, Agrippa the Skeptic ranks 483 out of 1,267Before him are Jyotirao Phule, Giovanni Girolamo Saccheri, Willard Van Orman Quine, Arete of Cyrene, Yan Hui, and Madhvacharya. After him are Yi Hwang, Norberto Bobbio, Hegesias of Cyrene, Themistius, Ibn al-Rawandi, and Anaxarchus.

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Among people born in 100, Agrippa the Skeptic ranks 27Before him are Philip the Evangelist, Agabus, Aretaeus of Cappadocia, Claudia Acte, Domitia Longina, and Valentinus. After him are Saint Sabina, Vologases III of Parthia, Simeon of Jerusalem, Marcus Cornelius Fronto, Marinus of Tyre, and Praxedes. Among people deceased in 100, Agrippa the Skeptic ranks 41Before him are Philip the Evangelist, Gaius Julius Civilis, Papias of Hierapolis, Agabus, Mary of Bethany, and Claudia Acte. After him are Saint Petronilla, Judas of Galilee, Locusta, Marcus Ulpius Traianus the Elder, Valerius Gratus, and Livia Orestilla.

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