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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 70,286 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Agrippa the Skeptic is the 435th most popular philosopher (down from 392nd 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, Agrippa the Skeptic ranks 435 out of 1,089Before him are Petrus Ramus, P. D. Ouspensky, Gaetano Mosca, Franciscus Patricius, Pierre Duhem, and Pavel Florensky. After him are Ernest Gellner, Hunayn ibn Ishaq, Brunetto Latini, Antoine Destutt de Tracy, Damascius, and Yan Hui.

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Among people born in 100, Agrippa the Skeptic ranks 23Before him are Mary the Jewess, Philip the Evangelist, Agabus, Domitia Longina, Ananias of Damascus, and Antipas of Pergamum. After him are Aretaeus of Cappadocia, Valentinus, Simeon of Jerusalem, Marcus Cornelius Fronto, Gan Ying, and Praxedes. Among people deceased in 100, Agrippa the Skeptic ranks 40Before him are Judas of Galilee, Locusta, Philip the Evangelist, Valerius Maximus, Agabus, and Ananias of Damascus. After him are Gaius Julius Civilis, Joanna, wife of Chuza, Marcus Ulpius Traianus the Elder, Antonius Felix, Archippus, and Apollos.

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