How to Be a Pyrrhonist

How to Be a Pyrrhonist
Author: Richard Bett
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2019-03-31
ISBN 10: 1108471072
ISBN 13: 9781108471077
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Be a Pyrrhonist Book Review:

Explores what it was like to argue and to live as a practitioner of Pyrrhonist skepticism.

Pyrrhonism

Pyrrhonism
Author: Adrian Kuzminski
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 155
Release: 2010-05-10
ISBN 10: 9780739125076
ISBN 13: 0739125079
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pyrrhonism Book Review:

Adrian Kuzminski argues that Pyrrhonism, an ancient Greek philosophy, can best be understood as a Western form of Buddhism. Not only is its founder, Pyrrho, reported to have traveled to India and been influenced by contacts with Indian sages, but a close comparison of ancient Buddhist and Pyrrhonian texts suggests a common philosophical practice, seeking liberation through suspension of judgment with regard to beliefs about non-evident things.

The High Road to Pyrrhonism

The High Road to Pyrrhonism
Author: Richard Henry Popkin
Publsiher: Hackett Publishing
Total Pages: 385
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 9780872202511
ISBN 13: 0872202518
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The High Road to Pyrrhonism Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 9401102317
ISBN 13: 9789401102315
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Christianization of Pyrrhonism Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2011-07-17
ISBN 10: 9400719914
ISBN 13: 9789400719910
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pyrrhonism in Ancient Modern and Contemporary Philosophy Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2008-06-19
ISBN 10: 0739131397
ISBN 13: 9780739131398
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pyrrhonism Book Review:

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.

New Essays on Ancient Pyrrhonism

New Essays on Ancient Pyrrhonism
Author: Diego E. Machuca
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2011-07-12
ISBN 10: 9004207775
ISBN 13: 9789004207776
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Essays on Ancient Pyrrhonism Book Review:

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.

Pyrrhonism Past and Present

Pyrrhonism Past and Present
Author: Diego E. Machuca
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2022-03-28
ISBN 10: 3030912108
ISBN 13: 9783030912109
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pyrrhonism Past and Present Book Review:

This book explores the nature and significance of Pyrrhonism, the most prominent and influential form of skepticism in Western philosophy. Not only did Pyrrhonism play an important part in the philosophical scene of the Hellenistic and Imperial age, but it also had a tremendous impact on Renaissance and modern philosophy and continues to be a topic of lively discussion among both scholars of ancient philosophy and epistemologists. The focus and inspiration of the book is the brand of Pyrrhonism expounded in the extant works of Sextus Empiricus. Its aim is twofold: to offer a critical interpretation of some of the central aspects of Sextus’s skeptical outlook and to examine certain debates in contemporary philosophy from a neo-Pyrrhonian perspective. The first part explores the aim of skeptical inquiry, the defining features of Pyrrhonian argumentation, the epistemic challenge posed by the Modes of Agrippa, and the Pyrrhonist’s stance on the requirements of rationality. The second part focuses on present-day discussions of the epistemic significance of disagreement, the limits of self-knowledge, and the nature of rationality. The book will appeal to researchers and graduate students interested in skepticism.

Sextus Empiricus Neo Pyrrhonism

Sextus Empiricus  Neo Pyrrhonism
Author: Plínio Junqueira Smith
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 3030945189
ISBN 13: 9783030945183
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sextus Empiricus Neo Pyrrhonism Book Review:

This book offers a comprehensive interpretation of Sextus Empiricus based on his own view of what he calls the distinctive character of skepticism. It focuses on basic topics highlighted by this ancient philosopher concerning Pyrrhonism, a kind of skepticism named for Pyrrho: its concept, its principles, its reason, its criteria, its goals. In the first part, the author traces distinct phases in the life and philosophical development of a talented person, from the pre-philosophical phase where philosophy was perceived as the solution to life's disturbing anomalies, through his initial philosophical investigation in order to find truth where the basic experience is that of a huge disagreement between philosophers, to the final phase where he finally recognises that his experience is similar to that of the skeptical school and adheres to skepticism. The second part is devoted to explain the nature of his skepticism. It presents an original interpretation, for it claims that the central role in Sextus Neo-Pyrrhonism is played by a skeptical logos, a rationale or way of reasoning. This is what unifies and articulates the skeptical orientation. The skeptic goes on investigating truth, but in a new condition, for he is now tranquil, and he has a skeptical method of his own. He has also acquired a special ability in order to balance both sides of an opposition, which involves a number of different skills. Finally, the author examines the skeptical life generated by this philosophical experience where he lives a life without opinions and dogmas; it is an engaged life, deeply concerned with our everyday actions and values. Readers will gain a deeper insight into the philosophy of Pyrrhonism as presented by Sextus Empiricus, as well as understand the meaning of anomalia, zetesis, epokhe, ataraxia, and other important ideas of this philosophy.

Sextus Montaigne Hume Pyrrhonizers

Sextus  Montaigne  Hume  Pyrrhonizers
Author: Brian C. Ribeiro
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2021-08-30
ISBN 10: 9004465545
ISBN 13: 9789004465541
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sextus Montaigne Hume Pyrrhonizers Book Review:

Brian C. Ribeiro’s Sextus, Montaigne, Hume: Pyrrhonizers invites us to view the Pyrrhonist tradition as involving all those who share a commitment to the activity of Pyrrhonizing and develops fresh, provocative readings of Sextus, Montaigne, and Hume as radical Pyrrhonizing skeptics.

New Essays on Ancient Pyrrhonism

New Essays on Ancient Pyrrhonism
Author: Diego E. Machuca
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2011-07-12
ISBN 10: 9004207767
ISBN 13: 9789004207769
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Essays on Ancient Pyrrhonism Book Review:

Scholarship on ancient Pyrrhonism has made tremendous advances over the past three decades, thanks especially to the careful reexamination of Sextus Empiricus’ extant corpus. Building on this momentum, the authors of the eight essays collected here examine some of the most vexed and intriguing exegetical and philosophical questions posed by Sextus’ presentation of this form of skepticism. The essays explore in a new light the skeptical interpretation of Plato, the differences between Pyrrhonism and Cyrenaicism, the Pyrrhonist’s stance on ordinary life, religion, language, and ethics, Sextus’ discussion of our access to our own mental states, and the relationship between Pyrrhonism and epistemic internalism and externalism. These new essays represent a substantial contribution to the advancement of scholarship on Pyrrhonian skepticism.

The Aporetic Tradition in Ancient Philosophy

The Aporetic Tradition in Ancient Philosophy
Author: George Karamanolis,Vasilis Politis
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-12-28
ISBN 10: 1107110157
ISBN 13: 9781107110151
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Aporetic Tradition in Ancient Philosophy Book Review:

The first comprehensive study of the function and value of aporia, or puzzlement, as a key tool in ancient philosophical enquiry.

Timon of Phlius

Timon of Phlius
Author: Dee L. Clayman
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2009-12-15
ISBN 10: 3110220814
ISBN 13: 9783110220810
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Timon of Phlius Book Review:

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 Outlines of Scepticism

Sextus Empiricus  Outlines of Scepticism
Author: Sextus Empiricus,Sextus (Empiricus.)
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2000-07-20
ISBN 10: 9780521778091
ISBN 13: 0521778093
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sextus Empiricus Outlines of Scepticism Book Review:

Outlines of Scepticism is a work of major importance for the history of Greek philosophy.

Pyrrhonian Skepticism in Diogenes Laertius

Pyrrhonian Skepticism in Diogenes Laertius
Author: Katja Maria Vogt
Publsiher: Mohr Siebeck
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2015-04-14
ISBN 10: 9783161533365
ISBN 13: 3161533364
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pyrrhonian Skepticism in Diogenes Laertius Book Review:

This volume offers the first bilingual edition of a major text in the history of epistemology, Diogenes Laertius's report on Pyrrho and Timon in his Lives of Eminent Philosophers. Leading experts contribute a philosophical introduction, translation, commentary, and scholarly essays on the nature of Diogenes's report as well as core questions in recent research on skepticism.

David Hume Induction and scepticism

David Hume  Induction and scepticism
Author: Stanley Tweyman
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 300
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9780415117807
ISBN 13: 0415117801
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

David Hume Induction and scepticism Book Review:

Aufstieg und Niedergang der r mischen Welt Principat v

Aufstieg und Niedergang der r  mischen Welt  Principat  v
Author: Hildegard Temporini,Wolfgang Haase
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015021525228
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Demands of Reason

The Demands of Reason
Author: Casey Perin
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2010-04-22
ISBN 10: 0191614076
ISBN 13: 9780191614071
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Demands of Reason Book Review:

Sextus Empiricus' Outlines of Pyrrhonism is one of the most important and influential texts in the history of Greek philosophy. In The Demands of Reason Casey Perin exams those aspects of Pyrrhonian Scepticism as Sextus describes it in the Outlines that are of special philosophical significance: its commitment to the search for truth and to certain principles of rationality, its scope, and its consequences for action and agency. Perin argues that the Sceptic is engaged in the search for truth and that since this is so, the Sceptic aims to satisfy certain basic rational requirements. He explains how the fact that the Sceptic has this aim makes it necessary, as Sextus says it is, for the Sceptic to suspend judgment under certain conditions. Perin defends an interpretation of the scope of Scepticism according to which the Sceptic has no beliefs about how things are rather than merely appear to him to be. He then explores whether, and how, Sextus can respond to the objection that since the Sceptic lacks beliefs of this kind, he cannot act and Scepticism is not, as Sextus claims it is, a possible way of life.

Sextus Empiricus and Greek Scepticism

Sextus Empiricus and Greek Scepticism
Author: Mary Mills Patrick
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 163
Release: 1899
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: HARVARD:32044011422748
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Pyrrhonian Buddhism

Pyrrhonian Buddhism
Author: Adrian Kuzminski
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2021-03-25
ISBN 10: 100035007X
ISBN 13: 9781000350074
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pyrrhonian Buddhism Book Review:

Pyrrhonian Buddhism reconstructs the path to enlightenment shared both by early Buddhists and the ancient Greek sceptics inspired by Pyrrho of Elis, who may have had extended contacts with Buddhists when he accompanied Alexander the Great to India in the third century BCE. This volume explores striking parallels between early Buddhism and Pyrrhonian scepticism, suggesting their virtual identity. Both movements saw beliefs—fictions mistaken for truths—as the principal source of human suffering. Both practiced suspension of judgment about beliefs to obtain release from suffering, and to achieve enlightenment, which the Buddhists called bodhi and the Pyrrhonists called ataraxia. And both came to understand the structure of human experience without belief, which the Buddhists called dependent origination and the Pyrrhonists described as phenomenalistic atomism. This book is intended for the general reader, as well as historians, classicists, Buddhist scholars, philosophers, and practitioners of spiritual techniques.