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Cambridge Companion to Ancient Scepticism (Richard Bett (ed)) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2010) 9780521874762
Cambridge Companion to Ancient Scepticism (Richard Bett (ed)) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2010) 9780521874762
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Title: The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Scepticism

Author: Bett, Richard (ed)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2010

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521874762

Volumes: 1; Pages: 392

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This volume offers a comprehensive survey of the main periods, schools, and individual proponents of scepticism in the ancient Greek and Roman world. The contributors examine the major developments chronologically and historically, ranging from the early antecedents of scepticism to the Pyrrhonist tradition. They address the central philosophical and interpretive problems surrounding the sceptics' ideas on subjects including belief, action, and ethics. Finally, they explore the effects which these forms of scepticism had beyond the ancient period, and the ways in which ancient scepticism differs from scepticism as it has been understood since Descartes. The volume will serve as an accessible and wide-ranging introduction to the subject for non-specialists, while also offering considerable depth and detail for more advanced readers.ContentsAbbreviationsIntroduction, Richard BettPart I. Origins and Development1. Antecedents in early Greek philosophy Mi-Kyoung Lee2. Pyrrho and early Pyrrhonism Svavar Hrafn Svavarsson3. Arcesilaus and Carneades Harald Thorsrud4. The sceptical academy: decline and afterline Carlos L�vy5. Aenesidemus and the rebirth of Pyrrhonism James Hankinson6. Sextus Empiricus Pierre PellegrinPart II. Topics and Problems7. Scepticism and belief Casey Perin8. Scepticism and action Katja Maria Vogt9. Scepticism and ethics Richard Bett10. Academics versus Pyrrhonists, reconsidered Gisela Striker11. The Pyrrhonian modes Paul Woodruff12. Pyrrhonism and medicine James Allen13. Pyrrhonism and the specialized sciences Emidio SpinelliPart III. Beyond Antiquity14. The rediscovery and posthumous influence of scepticism Luciano Floridi15. Descartes' transformation of the sceptical tradition Michael WilliamsBibliography
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