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Reasons and the Good

Roger Crisp

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199290338
eISBN:
9780191710476
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290338.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book answers some of the oldest questions in moral philosophy. Claiming that a fundamental issue in normative ethics is what ultimate reasons for action we might have, it argues that the best ... More


Introduction

Richard Bett

in Pyrrho, his Antecedents, and his Legacy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199256617
eISBN:
9780191698323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256617.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book explores both the philosophy of Pyrrho himself and the nature of the connections between Pyrrho and other philosophers — the later Pyrrhonists who took him as a figurehead, and also those ... More


Arguments and Reasons

Alan Bailey

in Sextus Empiricus and Pyrrhonean Scepticism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238522
eISBN:
9780191679667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238522.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The coherence of Sextus' philosophic stance depends on his Pyrrhonism having the internal resources to overcome well-known criticisms of global scepticism. If Sextus must be seen as an advocate of ... More


Pyrrhonism and Constrained Belief

Alan Bailey

in Sextus Empiricus and Pyrrhonean Scepticism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238522
eISBN:
9780191679667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238522.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues that global scepticism about the availability of rationally justified beliefs can be refuted only by showing that the sceptic's negative epistemological arguments can be rejected ... More


Pyrrhonism and Common Sense

Alan Bailey

in Sextus Empiricus and Pyrrhonean Scepticism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238522
eISBN:
9780191679667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238522.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues that the Pyrrhonist's strategy for achieving his goal of άταραξία or tranquillity demands that the mature Pyrrhonist's έποχή should be far more extensive that the έποχή associated ... More


Is the Pyrrhonist a Proto-Phenomenalist?

Alan Bailey

in Sextus Empiricus and Pyrrhonean Scepticism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238522
eISBN:
9780191679667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238522.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The preceding chapter established that if we attempt to maintain that the mature Pyrrhonist takes himself to have rationally justified beliefs about everyday matters of objective fact, then it is ... More


Doubt and Unbelief in the Early Modern Era: Diego Hurtado de Mendoza and the Spanish Tradition

Stefania Pastore

in Formations of Belief: Historical Approaches to Religion and the Secular

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691190754
eISBN:
9780691194165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691190754.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter looks at freethinkers and how they came to their freethinking. From an early modern perspective, the pathways to a humanistic understanding of religion prove to have been more ... More


Part One

Robert J. Fogelin

in Hume's Presence in The Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190673505
eISBN:
9780190673536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673505.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The Dialogues begins with a discussion about the proper religious education of Pamphilus, a pupil of Cleanthes. In rejecting Cleanthes’ idea that our natural faculties of reason can provide the basis ... More


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