New Essays on Ancient Pyrrhonism

New Essays on Ancient Pyrrhonism

by Diego E. Machuca (Editor)


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New Essays on Ancient Pyrrhonism by Diego E. Machuca

Scholarship on ancient Pyrrhonism has made tremendous advances over the past three decades, thanks especially to the careful reexamination of Sextus Empiricus’ extant corpus. Building on this momentum, the authors of the eight essays collected here examine some of the most vexed and intriguing exegetical and philosophical questions posed by Sextus’ presentation of this form of skepticism. The essays explore in a new light the skeptical interpretation of Plato, the differences between Pyrrhonism and Cyrenaicism, the Pyrrhonist’s stance on ordinary life, religion, language, and ethics, Sextus’ discussion of our access to our own mental states, and the relationship between Pyrrhonism and epistemic internalism and externalism. These new essays represent a substantial contribution to the advancement of scholarship on Pyrrhonian skepticism.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789004207769
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 07/12/2011
Series: Philosophia Antiqua Series
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Diego E. Machuca, Ph.D (2006) in Philosophy, Universidad de Buenos Aires, is Assistant Researcher in Philosophy at the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (Argentina). He is also Editor-in-Chief (with Duncan Pritchard) of the International Journal for the Study of Skepticism. He has published on ancient skepticism, ethical skepticism, and Descartes.

Contributors: Mauro Bonazzi, Otávio Bueno, Filip Grgić, Diego Machuca, Stéphane Marchand, Timothy O'Keefe, Harald Thorsrud, and James Warren.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Diego E. Machuca
2. A Pyrrhonian Plato? Again on Sextus on Aenesidemus on Plato
Mauro Bonazzi
4. The Cyrenaics versus the Pyrrhonists on Knowledge of Appearances
Tim O’Keefe
5. What God Didn’t Know (Sextus Empiricus AM IX 162–6)
James Warren
6. Skepticism and Everyday Life
Filip Grgić
7. Sextus Empiricus on Skeptical Piety
Harald Thorsrud
8. Sextus Empiricus’ Style of Writing
Stéphane Marchand
9. Moderate Ethical Realism in Sextus’ Against the Ethicists?
Diego E. Machuca
10. Is the Pyrrhonist an Internalist?
Otávio Bueno

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