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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


Liberty as Non‐Domination

Philip Pettit

in Republicanism: A Theory of Freedom and Government

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296423
eISBN:
9780191600081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296428.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Interference involves an intentional or quasi‐intentional worsening of someone's choice situation and occurs on an arbitrary basis to the extent that it is not forced to track the interests and ideas ... 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


Premature Death and a Complete Life

James Warren

in Facing Death: Epicurus and his Critics

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199252893
eISBN:
9780191601408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252890.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The Epicureans attempted to assuage fears of premature death by offering a vision of a complete life divorced from concerns of duration. It is possible, on their account, to have lived a complete ... More


Stoic reservation in wants and expectations: a footnote on its logic

Richard Sorabji

in Episteme, etc.: Essays in Honour of Jonathan Barnes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199696482
eISBN:
9780191738036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696482.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Stoic tranquillity was achieved partly through applying reservation to their desires. Earlier analyses of reservation were criticised by Brennan, who contributed the insight that reservation can be ... 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


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


Ethos: The Great Sceptical Guide

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/9781474451123.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Custom is the second dimension of the Pyrrhonian Fourfold, and Hume positions custom and habit centrally in his thought. Chapter Five unpacks and weighs the philosophical import of Hume’s thinking ... More


WILLIAM MATHIAS (1934–92)A Vision of Time and Eternity (1972): Text by Henry Vaughan

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 1: Works Written Before 2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199391028
eISBN:
9780199391073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391028.003.0056
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter explores a contemporary work for contralto by William Mathias. The piece runs in a continuous span, but contains many contrasting sections within it. Although conceived for a rich, low ... More


Crisis and Memory: The Music of Lost Time

Lawrence Kramer

in Why Classical Music Still Matters

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250826
eISBN:
9780520933644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250826.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes how music can ease a troubled mind. This healing potential is traditionally associated with a style of sweet tranquillity, often vaguely hymnlike, often in the vein of a ... More


Becoming Witness

Alireza Doostdar

in The Iranian Metaphysicals: Explorations in Science, Islam, and the Uncanny

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691163772
eISBN:
9781400889785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163772.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the reasoning of a participant in Cosmic Mysticism as she grappled with her doubts, focusing on the pathways that arise when scientific rationalization appears to be futile. ... More


Preservation of Space Heritage Using Models from the Sea and Antarctica

Lisa Westwood, Beth Laura O’Leary, and Milford Wayne Donaldson

in The Final Mission: Preserving NASA's Apollo Sites

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813062464
eISBN:
9780813053004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062464.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

“Preservation of Space Heritage using Models from the Sea and Antarctica” turns to existing precedents set by the concepts of international waters and lands, like Underwater Heritage for the sea and ... More


Preservation Works: Success Stories in Space History

Lisa Westwood, Beth Laura O’Leary, and Milford Wayne Donaldson

in The Final Mission: Preserving NASA's Apollo Sites

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813062464
eISBN:
9780813053004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062464.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

“Preservation Works” provides examples of real case studies where historic preservation of space heritage has been successful, demonstrating potential routes for preservation. The chapter includes ... More


Neither Russia nor the United States: Women and the Search for Legitimate Democracy, 1961–1965

Elizabeth S. Manley

in The Paradox of Paternalism: Women and the Politics of Authoritarianism in the Dominican Republic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054292
eISBN:
9780813053042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054292.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter 4 addresses three inter-related strategies employed by women following the demise of the Trujillato to reconstruct the body politic in the face of drastic political transition, a second U.S. ... More


Tea-Room Meditations

Jeff Wilson, Tomoe Moriya, and Richard M. Jaffe (eds)

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume III: Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520269170
eISBN:
9780520965355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269170.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter contains an essay by D. T. Suzuki, published in the journal Cultural East in 1946. Suzuki first talks about the tea room, which he says is symbolic of certain aspects of Eastern culture, ... More


The Pyrrhonian Idea of a Good Life

Svavar Hrafn Svavarsson

in The Quest for the Good Life: Ancient Philosophers on Happiness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198746980
eISBN:
9780191809163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746980.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Pyrrho of Elis advocated a nihilist attitude towards reality and knowledge, according to which a thing is neither knowable as something specific nor is it really anything specific. This attitude ... More


Scepticism as a Kind of Philosophy

Gisela Striker

in From Aristotle to Cicero: Essays in Ancient Philosophy

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780198868385
eISBN:
9780191904837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868385.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

An examination of Sextus Empiricus’ claim that Pyrrhonist Scepticism is a kind of philosophy different from both positive and negative dogmatism. What Sextus describes in the first book of Outlines ... More


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