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But all this is just what we should expect from a modern skeptic.
Whereas the author of "Coleridge's Writings" (1866) may be described as a modern skeptic because his questioning of Christianity and of Greek metaphysics and German idealism relies so heavily on the authority of the empirical sciences of nature, the interest of the older Pater is rather in the historically earlier forms of skepticism.
The main distinction here is that modern skeptics concentrate on truth or knowledge, while ancient skeptics focus on belief.