The skeptical moment is represented as the negatively dialectical moment in which the one-sided determinations and concepts of the understanding overturn into their respective opposites and/or are contradicted by an equal and opposite claim or concept, as in the equipollence
method of Ancient skepticism.
: The relationship of two or more propositions which differ in language but which have the same meaning.
Forster focuses on the problems of equipollence
Thus despite the equipollence
of hypotheses, some hypotheses are more intelligible than others, and it is the most intelligible hypothesis that dictates what is 'really' in motion or at rest, what is cause and what effect.
Ovid maintains an effective Jupiter-Apollo equipollence
in the Metamorphoses.
As a result of this equipollence
, he finds himself suspending judgment, at least insofar as philosophical justifications for a view (or its negation) are concerned.
In sum, Hegel thinks that justifying a philosophical position requires defending it against two powerful challenges that derive from ancient skepticism, namely, the problems of "equipollence
" and "concept-instantiation" (126).
Sextus' Outlines of Pyrrhonism (Pyrrhonism hereafter) repeatedly represents the Pyrrhonist as suspending judgment on the nature of things, as a result of the equipollence
of competing views.
(4) Notice the equipollence
of the two conditionals that begin Socrates' last speech, 'E[alpha][nu] [b11] ...