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L'auto-réfutation du Sceptique vue de la scène antique

Abstract : Although it can certainly be stated that some Skeptics refute themselves, this is not the case with Sextus Empiricus. By distinguishing between self-referential and performative models of self-refutation, which are contrasted with the ancient problems of the Liar and reversal (peritropè), it can be demonstrated that Sextus employs what he calls sumperigraphè, which might be considered as a topological verbal pattern (a recursive loop). This allows Sextus to contain the logic to which self-refutation is bound in a reflective and abyssal effect, uniting it with the great skeptical tradition of Greek tragedy.
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Anne Gabrièle Wersinger Taylor, Sylvie Perceau. L'auto-réfutation du Sceptique vue de la scène antique. Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale, Presses Universitaires de France, 2010, Le scepticisme. Aux limites de la question, 65 (1), pp.25-43. ⟨10.3917/rmm.101.0025⟩. ⟨hal-02545132⟩



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