Friday, May 11, 2018

Issue 8.2 of IJSS

Issue 8.2 of the International Journal for the Study of Skepticism is now out. It features articles by Ali Hasan and Chris Ranalli, and book reviews by Hal Thorsrud and Michael Hickson. It can be accessed here.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

A History of Skepticism

I've just found out about this very recent book by Renata Zieminska (University of Szczecin, Poland): The History of Skepticism: In Search of Consistency (Peter Lang, 2017). Renata has published several papers on skepticism over the past few years, but I haven't had the chance to take a look at the book, so any comments on it will be welcome.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Sextus's Against the Grammarians

Stéphane Marchand has just called my attention to an annotated Portuguese translation, by Joseane Prezotto, of part of Sextus Empiricus's Against the Grammarians that has been published in the Brazilian journal Hypnos. It can be found here.

Saturday, April 28, 2018


For those who have been wondering, the Italian journal Elenchos, which over the years has published quite a few articles on ancient skepticism, will now be published by Walter de Gruyter. First edited by Gabriele Giannantoni and then by Anna Maria Ioppolo, the journal will now be edited by Francesca Alesse, Riccardo Chiaradonna, and Emidio Spinelli. The new journal's webpage can be found here.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Three Lectures on Skepticism

Next May, there will be a series of three lectures on skepticism (“Conoscenza, Plausibilità, Scetticismo: Tre Lezione tra Ricostruzione Storica e Riflessione Teorica”) at the Sapienza Università di Roma, Villa Mirafiori, Via Carlo Fea 2, room XI “M. M. Olivetti”.

May 21, 12.30-14.30: Carlo Cellucci, Vero e plausibile.

May 23, 14.30-16.30: Anna Maria Ioppolo, Arcesilao nella storia dell’Accademia di Cicerone”.

May 28, 12.30-14.30: Emidio Spinelli, Scettici differenti: Pirroniani contro Accademici”.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

A Dialogue on External World Skepticism

A peculiar book discussing arguments for and against external world skepticism was published a couple of months ago: Eli Hirsch, Radical Skepticism and the Shadow of Doubt: A Philosophical Dialogue (Bloomsbury, 2018). To get a precise idea of its approach and contents, you can read a very recent review by Samuel Lebens in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Contextualism and Skepticism

Nine years after the publication of the first volume of Keith DeRose's Knowledge, Skepticism, and Context, the second is out: The Appearance of Ignorance (OUP, 2018).

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Epistemic Contextualism

This relatively recent book will be of interest to those working on contextualism and skepticism: Peter Baumann, Epistemic Contextualism: A Defense (Oxford University Press, 2016).

Thursday, March 15, 2018

New Book on Disagreement

A new book on disagreement has just been published: Casey Rebecca Johnson (ed.), Voicing Dissent: The Ethics and Epistemology of Making Disagreement Public (Routledge, 2018). Click here for more information.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Issue 8.1 of IJSS

Issue 8.1 of the International Journal for the Study of Skepticism is now out. It features articles by Thomas Lockhart and Jonathan Hill, a critical notice by John Greco, and book reviews by Chris Laursen and Jonas Olson. It can be accessed here.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Workshop on Haptic Skepticism

On March 27-28, the Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies in Hamburg will host a workshop on skepticism about the reliability of the sense of touch. The program isn't available yet, but you can find more information here.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Bibliography on EDAs

My annotated bibliography on evolutionary debunking arguments in ethics has just been published in Oxford Bibliographies in Philosophy. I wrote this while editing a volume on moral skepticism. Unfortunately, I think it will be a while until I work on that topic again.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Review of Moral Skepticism

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews has just published Matt Lutz's review of Moral Skepticism: New Essays (Routledge, 2018). It can be read here.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Maimonideanism and Skepticism

On March 12-15, the Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies at Hamburg University will host the conference “Abulafia and the Early Maimonideans: Trends, Approaches, and Sceptical Strategies”. For complete information, click here.