“Nihil est” / Memorable Fancies #473

          Current scholarship holds that the philosopher Metrodorus of Chios lived “at some time during the fourth century BCE.” It is believed, by those who keep track of such things, that Metrodorus wrote one treatise, and perhaps two others also. But all this is conjecture.      One fragment of the writings of Metrodorus survives, dutifully recorded by generations of careful philologists:      “None of us knows anything, not even whether we know or do not know, nor do we know whether … [Read more...]