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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 82,983 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Agrippa the Skeptic is the 484th most popular philosopher (down from 435th 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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Among PHILOSOPHERS

Among philosophers, Agrippa the Skeptic ranks 484 out of 1,081Before him are Vittorino da Feltre, Alasdair MacIntyre, Plutarch of Athens, Ahmad Sirhindi, Zhiyi, and Thomas Cajetan. After him are Dong Zhongshu, Philodemus, Karl Löwith, Karl-Otto Apel, William of Champeaux, and Martha Nussbaum.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 100, Agrippa the Skeptic ranks 28Before him are Mary the Jewess, Claudia Acte, Domitia Longina, Saint Sabina, Aretaeus of Cappadocia, and Marcus Cornelius Fronto. After him are Praxedes, Valentinus, Marinus of Tyre, Gan Ying, Vologases III of Parthia, and Simon bar Giora. Among people deceased in 100, Agrippa the Skeptic ranks 43Before him are Agabus, Mary the Jewess, Claudia Acte, Locusta, Joanna, wife of Chuza, and Judas of Galilee. After him are Saint Petronilla, Gaius Julius Civilis, Marcus Ulpius Traianus the Elder, Apollos, Valerius Gratus, and Livia Orestilla.

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