Volume III, Against Physicists. Against Ethicists. (Loeb Classical Library) by Sextus Empiricus, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Volume III, Against Physicists. Against Ethicists. (Loeb Classical Library)

Volume III, Against Physicists. Against Ethicists. (Loeb Classical Library)

by Sextus Empiricus
     
 

Sextus Empiricus (ca. 160—210 CE), exponent of scepticism and critic of the Dogmatists, was a Greek physician and philosopher, pupil and successor of the medical sceptic Herodotus (not the historian) of Tarsus. He probably lived for years in Rome and possibly also in Alexandria and Athens. His three surviving works are 'Outlines of Pyrrhonism' (three

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Sextus Empiricus (ca. 160—210 CE), exponent of scepticism and critic of the Dogmatists, was a Greek physician and philosopher, pupil and successor of the medical sceptic Herodotus (not the historian) of Tarsus. He probably lived for years in Rome and possibly also in Alexandria and Athens. His three surviving works are 'Outlines of Pyrrhonism' (three books on the practical and ethical scepticism of Pyrrho of Elis, ca. 360—275 BCE, as developed later, presenting also a case against the Dogmatists); 'Against the Dogmatists' (five books dealing with the Logicians, the Physicists, and the Ethicists); and 'Against the Professors' (six books: Grammarians, Rhetors, Geometers, Arithmeticians, Astrologers, and Musicians). These two latter works might be called a general criticism of professors of all arts and sciences. Sextus's work is a valuable source for the history of thought especially because of his development and formulation of former sceptic doctrines.

The Loeb Classical Library edition of Sextus Empiricus is in four volumes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674993440
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1936
Series:
Loeb Classical Library Series, #311
Edition description:
6th printing/1st pub.1936
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
4.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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