epoche
(Greek epokhe, suspension)

A skeptic term for "suspension of judgment."

Notes
1. According to Skeptics, only by adopting the attitude they call epoche, i.e. by refusing either to affirm or to deny the truth of what we cannot know, can we achieve ataraxia, intellectual tranquility.

2. The term has been re-popularized by Edmund Husserl who created the notion of phenomenological epoche.
Categories: skepticism epistemology



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