The Original Sceptics

The Original Sceptics : A Controversy

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These five essays began a debate about the nature and scope of ancient scepticism which has transformed our understanding of what scepticism originally was. Together they provide a vigorous and highly stimulating introduction to the thought of the original sceptics, and shed new light on its relation to sceptical arguments in modern philosophy.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 12.7mm | 199g
  • Cambridge, MA, United States
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • bibliography
  • 0872203476
  • 9780872203471
  • 713,817

Table of contents

The sceptics' beliefs; can the sceptic live his scepticism?; the beliefs of a Pyrrhonist; the sceptic in his place and time; the sceptic's two kinds of assent.
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Review quote

The Original Sceptics contains a wealth of analysis, argument and philological comment, and it undoubtedly succeeds in making the reader aware of the difficulties involved in discovering what the ancient sceptics really held. --F. C. White, Australasian Journal of Philosophy
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About Myles Burnyeat

Burnyeat and Frede
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