Skepticism. The method of practicing doubt when regarding what is held as knowledge.
I must die, must I? If at once, then I am dying: if soon, I dine now, as it is time for dinner, and afterwards when the time comes I will die. —Epictetus, Discourses, I.i
Spin the bottle in any college dorm and you’ll kiss a relativist. But have you ever set lips on an absolutist?
Good health is the great goal in life, according to a delightfully glum children's game made for The Infant's Hospital.
"Know Thyself. Delphic Oracle." This famous call to the examined life that Socrates answered and passed on to the world is reprinted on the title page of The Rule of Life, a forgotten but extraordinary book published in 1834. The book reminds us that a genre of popular literature, collections of moral maxims, helped keep alive the Socratic tradition of the examined life.