Scepticism in the Enlightenment

Scepticism in the Enlightenment

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Starting with Richard Popkin's essay of 1963, `Scepticism in the Enlightenment', a new investigation into philosophical scepticism of the period was launched. The late Giorgio Tonelli and the late Ezequiel de Olaso examined in great detail the kinds of scepticism developed during the Enlightenment, and the kind of answer to scepticism that was developed by Leibniz. Their original researches and interpretations are of great value and importance. As a result of their work Popkin modified his original claims, as shown in the last two articles in this volume. The book contains an introduction by Popkin and 10 essays, two of which have never been published before. This collection should be of interest to students and scholars of 18th century thought in England, France and Germany.
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  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 157.5 x 238.8 x 17.8mm | 340.2g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1998 ed.
  • XIII, 192 p.
  • 0792346432
  • 9780792346432

Table of contents

Introduction. Scepticism in the Enlightenment; R.H. Popkin. Scepticism and Anti-Scepticism in the Latter Part of the Eighteenth Century; R.H. Popkin. The `Weakness' of Reason in the Age of Enlightenment; G. Tonelli. Pierre-Jacques Changeux and Scepticism in the French Enlightenment; G. Tonelli. Kant and the Ancient Sceptics; G. Tonelli. Leibniz and Scepticism; E. de Olaso. The Two Scepticisms of the Savoyard Vicar; E. de Olaso. Scepticism, Old and New; E. de Olaso. New Views on the Role of Scepticism in the Enlightenment; R.H. Popkin. Berkeley in the History of Scepticism; R.H. Popkin. Index.
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