Sextus Empiricus; Approval Non-approval dichotomy ad-infinitum.

Sextus Empiricus the Greek Philosopher teacher (much like the father and husband are two different persons, philosophers and teachers can be segregated in modern contexts because there are a lot of people that have been qualified to occupy a service) gave this philosophy which I call “Approval Non-approval dichotomy ad infinitum”

“Those who claim for themselves to judge the truth are bound to possess a criterion of truth. This criterion, then, either is without a judge’s approval or has been approved. But if it is without approval, whence comes it that it is truth-worthy? For no matter of dispute is to be trusted without judging. And, if it has been approved, that which approves it, in turn, either has been approved or has not been approved, and so on ad infinitum. “

sextus (as in sextus empiricus) is the word I think that represents the Indianic Teacher: (elemental) sixuc = (write-usage) shikshyak.

Empiricus was a great teacher philosopher. It would probably go anipurnashirsha or amiya-pura-shikha etc. Just a name. The first sextus goes to mean a category: teacher.

If you ask me to translate this Greek: “Adversus Mathematicos” (name of texts by Philosopher; Sextus Empiricus) I would say: Attahasya, upahasya or ad-bhashya mahata-mastiska. Which when you reverse translate gives: (Criticizing the great-minds) or (Ridiculing/Bad-mouthing the Lords). You should always reverse translate to see the efficacy of any translation. Its English is said to be “Against the Mathematicians/Professors” In any case add one more Indianic word that would be translation for adverse (abeidha bhashya = illegitimate Language)

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