Time in Skeptical Criticism - A particular section (§§ 169-247) of Sextus Empiricus’ two books Against the Physicists is devoted to the doxographical and philosophical analysis of some que- 204 Paradigmi. Rivista di critica filosofica stions related to time, a subject of peculiar interest for Skeptical physical criticism. Paragraphs 189-247, which attempt to refute the existence of time from the skeptical point of view, form the really polemical section of Sextus’ confutation. Focusing on sectionMX 189-214, I try to define the status quaestionis and to point out Sextus Empiricus’ argumentative and philosophical originality.
Keywords: Sextus Empiricus, Ancient Scepticism, Time, Notion, Confutation, Aporia.
Parole chiave: Sesto Empirico, Scetticismo antico, Tempo, Concetto, Confutazione, Aporia.