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The High Road to Pyrrhonism

The High Road to Pyrrhonism
Author : Richard Henry Popkin
Publisher : Hackett Publishing
Release Date : 1993
Category : Philosophy
Total pages :385
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In this sequel to his classic study The History of Scepticism from Erasmus to Descartes, Popkin examines the important role played by the revival and reformulation of classical scepticism in eighteenth-century philosophy.

The Christianization of Pyrrhonism

The Christianization of Pyrrhonism
Author : J.R. Maia Neto
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2012-12-06
Category : Philosophy
Total pages :158
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Augustine's christianization of Plato and Thomas Aquinas's of Aristotle provided the two main foundations of medieval Judeo- Christian philosophy. In The Christianization of Pyrrhonism, José R. Maia Neto shows that Greek scepticism played a similar role in the development of a major strand of modern religious thought. From the Jansenist reaction of Molinism in the early 17th century to Shestov's resistance to the arrival of Kantian enlightenment in Russia in the late 19th century, Greek scepticism was reconstructed in terms of Christian doctrines and used against major secular philosophers who posed threats to religion. At the same time, the ancient sceptics' practical stance was attacked in order that it does not constitute a viable alternative to the modern secular philosophies. The resulting Christianized Pyrrhonism would be the basis for a genuine Christian or Biblical thought, for the first time emancipated from the rationalist assumptions and methods of Greek philosophy. The Christianization of Pyrrhonism is extremely valuable for those interested in the modern developments of ancient scepticism, in the relations between religious and philosophical ideas in modernity, and for scholars and the general public interested in Pascal, Kierkegaard and Shestov.

Pyrrhonism in Ancient, Modern, and Contemporary Philosophy

Pyrrhonism in Ancient, Modern, and Contemporary Philosophy
Author : Diego E. Machuca
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2011-07-17
Category : Philosophy
Total pages :248
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This is the first collection of original essays entirely devoted to a detailed study of the Pyrrhonian tradition. The twelve contributions collected in the present volume combine to offer a historical and systematic analysis of the form of skepticism known as “Pyrrhonism”. They discuss whether the Pyrrhonist is an ethically engaged agent, whether he can claim to search for truth, and other thorny questions concerning ancient Pyrrhonism; explore its influence on certain modern thinkers such as Pierre Bayle and David Hume; and examine Pyrrhonian skepticism in relation to contemporary analytic philosophy.

Pyrrhonism

Pyrrhonism
Author : Adrian Kuzminski
Publisher : Lexington Books
Release Date : 2008-06-19
Category : Religion
Total pages :170
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Pyrrhonism is commonly confused with scepticism in Western philosophy. Unlike sceptics, who believe there are no true beliefs, Pyrrhonists suspend judgment about all beliefs, including the belief that there are no true beliefs. Pyrrhonism was developed by a line of ancient Greek philosophers, from its founder Pyrrho of Elis in the fourth century BCE through Sextus Empiricus in the second century CE. Pyrrhonists offer no view, theory, or knowledge about the world, but recommend instead a practice, a distinct way of life, designed to suspend beliefs and ease suffering. Adrian Kuzminski examines Pyrrhonism in terms of its striking similarity to some Eastern non-dogmatic soteriological traditions-particularly Madhyamaka Buddhism. He argues that its origin can plausibly be traced to the contacts between Pyrrho and the sages he encountered in India, where he traveled with Alexander the Great. Although Pyrrhonism has not been practiced in the West since ancient times, its insights have occasionally been independently recovered, most recently in the work of Ludwig Wittgenstein. Kuzminski shows that Pyrrhonism remains relevant perhaps more than ever as an antidote to today's cultures of belief.

Sextus Empiricus

Sextus Empiricus
Author : Sextus (Empiricus.)
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1993
Category :
Total pages :129
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New Essays on Ancient Pyrrhonism

New Essays on Ancient Pyrrhonism
Author : Diego E. Machuca
Publisher : BRILL
Release Date : 2011-07-12
Category : Philosophy
Total pages :220
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This volume collects eight new essays on ancient Pyrrhonism as it is presented in Sextus Empiricus' writings. They discuss issues not previously examined or reconsider old ones from a different perspective, thus proposing original interpretations and advancing the scholarly study of Pyrrhonian skepticism.

Sextus Empiricus: Outlines of Pyrrhonism

Sextus Empiricus: Outlines of Pyrrhonism
Author : Sextus (Empiricus.)
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1939
Category :
Total pages :129
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How to Be a Pyrrhonist

How to Be a Pyrrhonist
Author : Richard Bett
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2019-03-31
Category : Philosophy
Total pages :286
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Explores what it was like to argue and to live as a practitioner of Pyrrhonist skepticism.

Sextus Empiricus : in Four Volumes: Outlines of Pyrrhonism

Sextus Empiricus : in Four Volumes: Outlines of Pyrrhonism
Author : Sextus (Empiricus.)
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1933
Category : Philosophy, Ancient
Total pages :129
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Timon of Phlius

Timon of Phlius
Author : Dee L. Clayman
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
Release Date : 2009-12-15
Category : Literary Criticism
Total pages :271
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Early Skepticism and its founder, Pyrrho of Elis, were introduced to the world by the poet and philosopher Timon of Phlius. This is the first book-length study of Timon’s work in English, and includes a new reconstruction of his most influential poem Silloi . All of the extant fragments are translated and discussed as literature rather than as source material for the history of philosophy. The book concludes with a definition of “skeptical aesthetics” that demonstrates the importance of Timon and early Skepticism to the most influential Hellenistic poets: Callimachus, Theocritus and Apollonius of Rhodes.

Sextus Empiricus and Greek Scepticism

Sextus Empiricus and Greek Scepticism
Author : Mary Mills Patrick
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1899
Category : Skepticism
Total pages :163
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Sextus Empiricus

Sextus Empiricus
Author : Luciano Floridi
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release Date : 2002-04-11
Category : Literary Collections
Total pages :172
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The subject is Sextus Empiricus, one the chief sources of information on ancient philosophy and one of the most influential authors in the history of skepticism. Sextus' works have had an extraordinary influence on western philosophy, and this book provides the first exhaustive and detailed study of their recovery, transmission, and intellectual influence through Late Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance. This study deals with Sextus' biography, as well as the history of the availability and reception of his works. It also contains an extensive bibliographical section, including editions, translations, and commentaries.

Outlines of Pyrrhonism

Outlines of Pyrrhonism
Author : Sextus (Empiricus.),Sextus Empiricus
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1990
Category : Philosophy
Total pages :283
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Throughout history philosophers have sought to define, understand, and delineate concepts important to human well-being. One such concept is "knowledge." Many philosophers believed that absolute, certain knowledge, is possible--that the physical world and ideas formulated about it could be given solid foundation unaffected by the varieties of mere opinion. Sextus Empiricus stands as an example of the "skeptic" school of thought whose members believed that knowledge was either unattainable or, if a genuine possibility, the conditions necessary to achieve it were next to impossible to satisfy. In other words, in the absence of complete knowledge, one must make do with the information provided by an imperfect world and conveyed to the mind through sense impressions that can often deceive us. Throughout his life Sextus Empiricus entered into intellectual combat with those who confidently claimed to possess indubitable knowledge. For skeptics, the best one can hope to achieve is a reasonable suspension of judgment--remaining ever mindful that claims to knowledge require careful scrutiny, thoughtful analysis, and critical review if we are to prevent ourselves and others from plunging headlong into mistaken notions.

Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy, Volume XV, 1999

Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy, Volume XV, 1999
Author : John J. Cleary,Gary M. Gurtler
Publisher : BRILL
Release Date : 2000-03-31
Category : Philosophy
Total pages :301
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Most of the colloquia explore important topics such as the notion of self in Plato and the relationship between sense and knowledge in Aristotle. In addition, two colloquia discuss the origins of Pyrrhonic scepticism and the themes of Seneca s "Natural Questions." This publication has also been published in paperback, please click here for details.

A Companion to Ancient Philosophy

A Companion to Ancient Philosophy
Author : Mary Louise Gill,Pierre Pellegrin
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release Date : 2008
Category : Philosophy
Total pages :791
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Provides an overview of the history of ancient Greek and Roman philosophy. This volume contains papers, which treat topics in ancient philosophy, such as the problem of sources or the practice of ancient philosophical commentary and also explore the development of various disciplines, including mathematics, logic, grammar, physics, and medicine.