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The present bibliography is divided into five parts.
Sextus Empiricus (AD 160–210) was a physician and philosopher, believed to have lived in Alexandria, Rome, or Athens.
As a physician, he followed the experienctially governed practices of the empiric school, though his writings aligned more with the methodic school’s approach to medicinal knowledge.
His three surviving works are 'Outlines of Pyrrhonism' (three books on the practical and ethical scepticism of Pyrrho of Elis, ca.
360–275 , as developed later, presenting also a case against the Dogmatists); 'Against the Dogmatists' (five books dealing with the Logicians, the Physicists, and the Ethicists); and 'Against the Professors' (six books: Grammarians, Rhetors, Geometers, Arithmeticians, Astrologers, and Musicians).