Scepticism in the History of Philosophy

Scepticism in the History of Philosophy : A Pan-American Dialogue

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Scepticism in the History of Philosophy is a dialogue between leading Latin American and North American scholars concerned with the history of scepticism from ancient times to present day philosophy. The volume contains interesting discussions by a wide range of philosophers and historians of philosophy.
The book should be of great interest to many philosophers who are interested in scepticism. It is unique in presenting in English the work of philosophers from Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Chile; philosophers not well known to the English speaking world.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 294 pages
  • 160 x 236.2 x 27.9mm | 612.36g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1996 ed.
  • XXII, 294 p.
  • 0792337697
  • 9780792337690

Table of contents

Introduction; R.H. Popkin. I. How Sceptical were the Academic Sceptics? D. Frede. II. The Dissoi Logoi and Early Greek Scepticism; T.M. Robinson. III. Some Traces of the Presence of Scepticism in Medieval Thought; M. Beuchot. IV. Hobbes on Peace and Truth: An Objection to Richard Popkin's `Hobbes and Scepticism I', and `Hobbes and Scepticism II'; L. Madanes. Samuel Clarke's Four Categories of Deism, Isaac Newton, and the Bible; J.E. Force. VI. Arnauld versus Leibniz and Malebranche on the Limits of Theological Knowledge; R. Sleigh. VII. Scepticism, Matter and Infinite Divisibility; J.A. Robles. VIII. Hume's Scepticism and his Ethical Depreciation of Religion; M.A. Badia Cabrera. IX. Hume's Scepticism: Natural Instincts and Philosophical Reflection; B. Stroud. X. Kierkegaard's Distinction between Modern and Ancient Scepticism; J.R. Maia Neto. XI. Pierce and Scepticism; A.H. Ibanez. XII. Finding One's Way About: High Windows, Narrow Chimneys, and Open Doors. Wittgenstein's `Scepticism' and Philosophical Method; D. Marcondes. XIII. Philosophical Scepticism in Wittgenstein's On Certainty; G. De Pierris. XIV. The Sceptical Epistemology of Triste Tropiques; R.A. Watson. XV. Scepticism about Value; J. Annas. XVI. Philo of Larissa and Platonism; D. Glidden. XVII. Scepticism, Humour and the Archipelago of Knowledge; M.E. Orellana Benado. XVIII. Scepticism and the Limits of Charity; E. de Olaso. XIX. The Argument fromPossibility; A. Stroll.
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