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Ethics and Epistemology in Sextus Empircus (Studies in Ethics (New York, N.Y.).) by Tad Brennan

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Published by Routledge .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Philosophy,
  • Ethics, Ancient,
  • Ancient Ethics,
  • Ancient Philosophy,
  • Sextus,,
  • History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical,
  • Philosophy / General,
  • Contributions in theory of kno,
  • Ethics & Moral Philosophy,
  • Empiricus,
  • Ethics,
  • Knowledge, Theory of

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The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages115
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8048274M
ISBN 100815336594
ISBN 109780815336594

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Katja Maria Vogt and Justin Vlasits (eds.), Epistemology After Sextus Empiricus, Oxford University Press, , pp., $ (hbk), ISBN Pyrrhonian skepticism's influence on, or relevance to, modern and contemporary epistemology cannot, I think, be overstated. Suffice it to consider the problem of conflicting appearances, the problem of the criterion of truth, the problem of .   Edited by Katja Maria Vogt and Justin Vlasits. Contributes new scholarship on a neglected historical figure. Bridges the gap between ancient and contemporary philosophy in debates about skepticism and epistemology. Explores how themes in Sextus Empiricus's work relate to the philosophy of other figures such as Nietzsche, Locke, and Hume. Sextus Empiricus was a Pyrrhonist philosopher and a physician. His philosophical works are the most complete surviving account of ancient Greek and Roman Pyrrhonism, and because of the arguments they contain against the other Hellenistic philosophies they are also a major source of information about those philosophies. In his medical work, as reflected by his name, tradition maintains that he belonged to the Empiric school Died: c. (aged 49–50) AD, possibly in Alexandria or . Get this from a library! Epistemology after Sextus Empiricus. [Katja Maria Vogt; Justin Vlasits;] -- "Pyrrhonian skepticism is defined by its commitment to inquiry. The Greek work skepsis means inquiry -- not doubt, or whatever else later forms of skepticism took to be at the core of skeptical.

  Outlines of Scepticism, by the Greek philosopher Sextus Empiricus, is a work of major importance for the history of Greek philosophy. It is the fullest extant account of . Sextus Empiricus on Persuasiveness and Equipollence - Oxford Scholarship. This chapter considers a problem in understanding Sextus Empiricus’ account of Pyrrhonist skepticism. Sextus says that the skeptic suspends belief because he experiences contrary logoi or accounts for appearances (i.e., accounts that purport to establish the truth or falsity of particular appearances) as being equipollent, or . Pyrrhonian skepticism is defined by its commitment to inquiry. The Greek work skepsis means inquiry—not doubt, or whatever else later forms of skepticism took to be at the core of skeptical philosophy. The book proposes that Sextus Empiricus’s legacy in the history of epistemology is that he developed an epistemology of inquiry. The volume’s authors investigate epistemology after Sextus. Its first part contains an elaborate exposition of the Pyrrhonian variety of scepticism; its second and third parts are critical and destructive, arguing against 'dogmatism' in logic, epistemology, science and ethics - an approach that revolutionized the study of philosophy when Sextus' works were rediscovered and published in the sixteenth century.