from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Arrived at through inquiry.
- n. A skeptic.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Seeking; proceeding by inquiry.
- n. A seeker; -- a name adopted by some of the Pyrrhonists.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Proceeding by inquiry; seeking.
- n. A seeker: a name adopted by some of the Pyrrhonists.
His employment of the word zetetic is less doubtful, as he claims for his system that it alone is founded on the true seeking out of Nature's secrets.
If the Law, as discovered through revelation, declared that human flourishing is found in blind devotion to God while the philosophical imperative is skeptical and zetetic and finds human happiness in philosophical questioning, how can they coexist?
Since the Whole after which he lusts cannot be known, the philosopher cannot propose a dogmatic atheism and still retain his zetetic search.
Under the assumed name of Parallax he visited most of the chief towns of England, propounding what he calls his system of zetetic astronomy.
Twenty years ago De Morgan wrote that 'the founder of the zetetic astronomy gained great praise from provincial newspapers for his ingenuity in proving that the earth is a flat, surrounded by ice,' with the north polar ice in the middle.
The zetetic faithful reason about this matter as though the impressions of the senses were trustworthy under all conditions, familiar or otherwise; whereas, in point of fact, we know that the senses often deceive, even under familiar conditions, and almost always deceive under conditions, which are not familiar.
'The zetetic system,' proceeds De Morgan, 'still lives in lectures and books; as it ought to do, for there is no way of teaching a truth comparable to opposition.
Tanguay finds the philosopher’s fundamentally erotic or zetetic way of life to preclude any dogmatic refutation of revelation.
Strauss’s attempt to resolve the problem of Jews in modern society took several early forms but did not gain satisfactory clarity until, through his study of the “moderate” medieval enlightenment in Judaism and Islam, Strauss rediscovered Platonic or zetetic philosophy.