Original Sceptics: A Controversy / Edition 1

Original Sceptics: A Controversy / Edition 1

by Myles Burnyeat
     
 

ISBN-10: 0872203476

ISBN-13: 9780872203471

Pub. Date: 11/01/1997

Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.

These five essays began a debate about the nature and scope of ancient scepticism which has transformed our understanding of what scepticism originally was. Together they provide a vigorous and highly stimulating introduction to the thought of the original sceptics, and shed new light on its relation to sceptical arguments in modern philosophy.

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These five essays began a debate about the nature and scope of ancient scepticism which has transformed our understanding of what scepticism originally was. Together they provide a vigorous and highly stimulating introduction to the thought of the original sceptics, and shed new light on its relation to sceptical arguments in modern philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872203471
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Note on the Abbreviations
1The Sceptics's Beliefs1
2Can the Sceptic Live His Scepticism?25
3The Beliefs of a Pyrrhonist58
4The Sceptic in His Place and Time92
5The Sceptic's Two Kinds of Assent and the Question of the Possibility of Knowledge127
Select Bibliography153

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