Guy with Pyrro on his mind
(and also on his back)
The "beach dweller" ( To call him a beach bum
is not nice) above said that what is on his back
I hope he is right, and it is not something else..
(I don't know. I don't "speak Greek")
According to what the ency. of philos. has to say
about Pyrro of Elis (360 B.C.)
Pyrro said, Man should abstain from
pronouncing upon anything at all.
I don't think that the tatooed man above really
believes in Pyrro's philosophy, for he had
QUITE a lot to pronounce about the lack of
fish at the beach that day!
But we digress:
Also from Pyrro of Elis: reason cannot give
certitude, for reasons are always forthcoming for
and against everything and every contention.
Sense-knowledge gives no reliable insight into
things in themselves.
(Sounds pretty modern doesn't it.)
Pyrro also believed that Tranquility of the Soul is
man's highest good.
It is said that his friends had to rescue Pyrro
from falling into precipices and pits and from
getting bitten by dogs.
I don't think our friend above is willing to go as
far as Pyrro, because there are fish to catch and
dogs on the beach to be avoided, as well as the
shark which chased him out of the water!
For info about Pyrro and later branch of his type
of theory called "Pyrrhonism", just Google or
look in the Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
(Every scholar should have the hard copy.)
Of course to Pyrro, your senses won't give you
any reliable information anyway, so don't bother
That is: if there is such a thing as reading,
or such a thing as you for that matter.
The answer, my friend is not
"Blowin' in the Wind",