The Sceptics

The Sceptics

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The Sceptics is the first comprehensive, up-to-date treatment of Greek scepticism, from the beginnings of epistemology with Xenophanes, to the final full development of Pyrrhonism as presented in the work of Sextus Empiricus. Tracing the evolution of scepticism from 500 B.C to A.D 200, this clear and rigorous analysis presents the arguments of the Greek sceptics in their historical context and provides an in-depth study of the various strands of the sceptical tradition.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 388 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 20.57mm | 522g
  • Routledge
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0415184460
  • 9780415184465
  • 1,473,694

Table of contents

Preface Book I 1. Introduction: Sources and Transmission 2. The Nature of Scepticism 3. Precursors 4. Pyrrho and the Socratic Tradition 5. The Scepticism of the Middle Academy 6. Carneades and the Later Sceptical Academy 7. Secession: The 'Fourth Academy' and Aenesidemus 8. The Scepticism of the Early Empire Book II 9. The Ten Modes of Scepticism 10. The Modes of Agrippa 11. The Criterion, Signs and Proof 12. Causes and Explanation 13. Scepticism in the Medical Schools 14. Sceptical Physics and Metaphysics 15. The Liberal Arts 16. Sceptical Ethics 17. The Sceptical Attitude 18. The Sceptic Way of Life Biographical Appendix Glossary Bibliography
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'Hankinson does a careful job ... he enters areas of current controversy wth judicious reflections, sometimes challenging the most recent work in the field.' - Mind

'The book is now, and likely to remain for a while, the best introduction in English to ancient scepticism' - Julia Annas, University of Arizona
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'Hankinson does a careful job ... he enters areas of current controversy wth judicious reflections, sometimes challenging the most recent work in the field.' - Mind

'The book is now, and likely to remain for a while, the best introduction in English to ancient scepticism' - Julia Annas, University of Arizona
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