Monday, September 4, 2017
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Some authors have recently defended a skeptical view the moral significance of disgust: feelings of disgust are irrelevant to the epistemic justification of moral judgments and norms. An article has just been published in Philosophers' Imprint challenging that view: “Foul Behavior,” by Victor Kumar. It can be accessed for free here.
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Quite a few years ago, I read that Roland Wittwer (Berlin) was working on a book about the first Latin translation of Sextus's Pyrrhonian Outlines. The title was supposed to be something like Sextus Latinus: Die erste lateinische Übersetzung von Sextus Empiricus' Pyrrôneioi Hypotypôseis. A couple of days ago, I discovered by chance that in the end he published an article on the issue: “Sextus Empiricus' Outlines of Pyrrhonism in the Middle Ages,” Vivarium 54 (2016). He calls into question the widely accepted view that Niccolò da Reggio was the author of that Latin translation of the Outlines. To read the article, click here.
Friday, July 28, 2017
For those interested in moral skepticism, there's a call for abstracts for the conference “Evolution & Moral Epistemology,” to be held at Utrecht University (The Netherlands) on April 18–20, 2018. For complete information, go here.
Monday, July 24, 2017
Today, Bryn Mawr Classical Review published Máté Veres's review of A.-I. Bouton-Touboulic & C. Lévy (eds.), Scepticisme et religion: constantes et évolutions, de la philosophie hellénistique à la philosophie médiévale (Brepols, 2016). Click here to read it.
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Friday, June 23, 2017
I am finally able to announce that the volume Skepticism: From Antiquity to the Present (Bloomsbury) is in production at the publisher. The volume was scheduled to be published a couple of years ago, but sometimes co-editors disagree even about whether deadlines should be met. So I take this opportunity both to apologize to the contributors and the Bloomsbury editorial staff for the unacceptably long wait, and to express my gratitude to them all for their unflagging commitment to the project over the past five years. The painting used for the book cover is Caravaggios's famous The Incredulity of Saint Thomas, which I couldn't use in previous volumes.
Monday, June 19, 2017
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Those working on moral skepticism might be interested in this new volume: Uri D. Leibowitz and Neil Sinclair (eds.), Explanation in Ethics and Mathematics: Debunking and Dispensability (Oxford University Press, 2016). For more information, go here.