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This crucial advisor to security within the box positive aspects ninety venomous animals and greater than 250 toxic vegetation and fungi. The 340 line drawings make identity quickly and easy; one hundred sixty species also are illustrated with colour images.

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Of course not, for it has no end . . ) (1990: §447) This admission is perfectly understandable given the proclaimed descriptive orientation of Wittgenstein’s later work. That the multiplicity of language-games philosophers must now only describe ‘is not something fixed, given once for all’ (that ‘new types of language, new languagegames . . 159 But again, none of this detracts from Wittgenstein’s underlying Pyrrhonism. At least two possible readings offer themselves here: (1) Drawing on Drury’s remark that Wittgenstein had a ‘persistent intention to change his whole manner of life’ and ‘forsake’ academic philosophy (and that Wittgenstein himself identified his own ‘vanity’ (Drury 1981: 92) as what drew him back to philosophy160), and Rhees’s recollection of Wittgenstein exclaiming: ‘ “You know I said I can stop doing philosophy when I like.

42 Persuasion is crucial here, for given the Pyrrhonist’s nontheoretical, non-dogmatic aspirations, she cannot risk getting ‘infected’ by the dogmatist’s discourse. All she can legitimately say is ‘this is what my experiences cause me quite naturally to do; and this is what I have so far observed to result from these doings. 46 What the Pyrrhonist hopes to inaugurate by demonstrating the equipollence of the dogmatist’s assertions is an experience of indecision where any judgement in favor of the initial assertion being either true or false seems arbitrary.

Pyrrhonism thus questions not merely the possibility of attaining truth but, more radically, the benefit of even trying to do so. 27 Thus, according to Diogenes, Pyrrho himself ‘led a life consistent with this doctrine, going out of his way for nothing, taking no precaution but facing all risks as they came’ (1925: 475). 28 The changing world simply ‘strikes’ the Pyrrhonist who, in turn, maintains a state of passive acquiescence, allowing herself to be ‘swayed’ (Nussbaum 1991: 533). But what is it about belief that impedes the ‘untroubled and tranquil .

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