How to Be a Pyrrhonist

How to Be a Pyrrhonist
Author: Richard Bett
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 279
Release: 2021-04-08
ISBN 10: 9781108457064
ISBN 13: 1108457061
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Be a Pyrrhonist Book Review:

What was it like to be a practitioner of Pyrrhonist skepticism? This important volume brings together for the first time a selection of Richard Bett's essays on ancient Pyrrhonism, allowing readers a better understanding of the key aspects of this school of thought. The volume examines Pyrrhonism's manner of self-presentation, including its methods of writing, its desire to show how special it is, and its use of humor; it considers Pyrrhonism's argumentative procedures regarding specific topics, such as signs, space, or the Modes; and it explores what it meant in practice to live as a Pyrrhonist, including the kind of ethical outlook which Pyrrhonism might allow and, in general, the character of a skeptical life - and how far these might strike us as feasible or desirable. It also shows how Pyrrhonism often raises questions that matter to us today, both in our everyday lives and in our philosophical reflection.

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.

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.

Sextus Empiricus Outlines of Pyrrhonism

Sextus Empiricus  Outlines of Pyrrhonism
Author: Sextus (Empiricus)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1933
ISBN 10: 9780674993013
ISBN 13: 0674993012
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sextus Empiricus Outlines of Pyrrhonism Book Review:

The three surviving works by Sextus Empiricus (c. 160-210 CE) are Outlines of Pyrrhonism, Against the Dogmatists, and Against the Professors. Their value as a source for the history of thought is especially that they represent development and formulation of former sceptic doctrines. Sextus Empiricus (ca. 160-210 CE), exponent of scepticism and critic of the Dogmatists, was a Greek physician and philosopher, pupil and successor of the medical sceptic Herodotus (not the historian) of Tarsus. He probably lived for years in Rome and possibly also in Alexandria and Athens. His three surviving works are Outlines of Pyrrhonism (three books on the practical and ethical scepticism of Pyrrho of Elis, ca. 360-275 BCE, as developed later, presenting also a case against the Dogmatists); Against the Dogmatists (five books dealing with the Logicians, the Physicists, and the Ethicists); and Against the Professors (six books: Grammarians, Rhetors, Geometers, Arithmeticians, Astrologers, and Musicians). These two latter works might be called a general criticism of professors of all arts and sciences. Sextus's work is a valuable source for the history of thought especially because of his development and formulation of former sceptic doctrines. The Loeb Classical Library edition of Sextus Empiricus is in four volumes.

Outlines of Pyrrhonism

Outlines of Pyrrhonism
Author: Sextus (Empiricus.),Sextus Empiricus
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 283
Release: 1990
ISBN 10: 9780879755973
ISBN 13: 0879755970
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Outlines of Pyrrhonism Book Review:

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.

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.

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: 9789400719910
ISBN 13: 9400719914
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: 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.

Studies on Pascal

Studies on Pascal
Author: Alexandre Rodolphe Vinet
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 328
Release: 1859
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015026456361
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

Sextus Empiricus

Sextus Empiricus
Author: Sextus Empiricus
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1967
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:929207371
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Thoughts Letters and Opuscules of Blaise Pascal

The Thoughts  Letters and Opuscules of Blaise Pascal
Author: Blaise Pascal
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 552
Release: 1859
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:$B286389
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Philosophical Review

The Philosophical Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1900
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCR:31210003842026
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

The Skeptics of the French Renaissance

The Skeptics of the French Renaissance
Author: John Owen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 830
Release: 1893
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OXFORD:590742269
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Six Lectures Introductory to the Philosophical Writings of Cicero

Six Lectures Introductory to the Philosophical Writings of Cicero
Author: Thomas Woodhouse Levin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 190
Release: 1871
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015013339471
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The North British Review

The North British Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1861
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951002790564K
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ancient Scepticism

Ancient Scepticism
Author: Harald Thorsrud
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-12-05
ISBN 10: 1317492838
ISBN 13: 9781317492832
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Scepticism Book Review:

Scepticism, a philosophical tradition that casts doubt on our ability to gain knowledge of the world and suggests suspending judgement in the face of uncertainty, has been influential since is beginnings in ancient Greece. Harald Thorsrud provides an engaging, rigorous introduction to the arguments, central themes and general concerns of ancient Scepticism, from its beginnings with Pyrrho of Elis (c.360-c.270 BCE) to the writings of Sextus Empiricus in the second century CE. Thorsrud explores the differences among Sceptics and examines in particular the separation of the Scepticism of Pyrrho from its later form - Academic Scepticism - which arose when its ideas were introduced into Plato's "Academy" in the third century BCE. He also unravels the prolonged controversy that developed between Academic Scepticism and Stoicism, the prevailing dogmatism of the day. Steering an even course through the many differences of scholarly opinion surrounding Scepticism, Thorsrud provides a balanced appraisal of its enduring significance by showing why it remains so philosophically interesting and how ancient interpretations differ from modern ones.