6. Scepticism about libertarian freedom
8. Freedom and its place in nature
4. Isn’t all perception and understanding relative?
Can you be sure?
Think of one of the most trivial and easily checked facts you know. For example, you know whether you are presently wearing shoes. Right?
live ? This was a question which was put even in antiquity to the sceptics of the Graeco‐Roman world, and it has remained the central question for sceptics ever since. The answer given by the writers of both the ancient world and the late 16th century was, essentially, live according to the laws and customs of your country; these laws and customs have no universal validity, but that is no reason for denying their practical hold upon you. Their scepticism thus became part of a deeply conservative, indeed timorous attitude to the ideological storm in which they found
4. Reason, knowledge and scepticism