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The Demands of Reason: An Essay on Pyrrhonian Scepticism

Casey Perin

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199557905
eISBN:
9780191721366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557905.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Sextus Empiricus' Outlines of Pyrrhonism is one of the most important and influential texts in the history of Greek philosophy. This book examines those aspects of Pyrrhonian Scepticism as Sextus ... More


Hume and Ancient Pyrrhonian Scepticism

Peter S. Fosl

in Hume's Scepticism: Pyrrhonian and Academic

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474451123
eISBN:
9781474476928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474451123.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Chapter Three charts the development of ancient Pyrrhonism, from its origins with Pyrrho of Elis through Timon of Phlius and Aenesidemus, concluding with the chronicling work of Sextus Empiricus. The ... More


Introduction

Casey Perin

in The Demands of Reason: An Essay on Pyrrhonian Scepticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199557905
eISBN:
9780191721366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557905.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The introduction identifies those aspects of Scepticism as Sextus describes it—its commitment to the search for truth and to certain principles of rationality, its scope, and its consequences for ... More


The Search for Truth

Casey Perin

in The Demands of Reason: An Essay on Pyrrhonian Scepticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199557905
eISBN:
9780191721366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557905.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Sextus Empiricus' claim that the Sceptic is engaged in the search for truth has struck many as dubious for two reasons. First, the discovery of truth is neither the necessary nor the most efficient ... More


Sextus Empiricus on Religious Dogmatism

Máté Veres

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 58

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198858997
eISBN:
9780191891618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198858997.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

I present a reading of Sextus Empiricus’ two major discussions of philosophical theology (PH 3. 3–12 and M 9. 14–191) on which they offer divergent but compatible strategies for suspension of ... More


Greek Buddha: Pyrrho's Encounter with Early Buddhism in Central Asia

Christopher I. Beckwith

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691176321
eISBN:
9781400866328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691176321.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Pyrrho of Elis went with Alexander the Great to Central Asia and India during the Greek invasion and conquest of the Persian Empire in 334–324 BC. There he met with early Buddhist masters. This book ... More


Inferential Justification

Jody Azzouni

in Attributing Knowledge: What It Means to Know Something

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780197508817
eISBN:
9780197508848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197508817.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The ordinary distinction between being justified and being able to give a justification is described. Being able to give a justification requires metacognition; being justified doesn’t. Animals are ... More


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