Sunday, July 15, 2018

Epistemology in Latin America

For what it's worth, my entry “Epistemology in Latin America” -- one of whose sections deals with skepticism -- has just been published in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Sextus's Adversus Mathematicos

A new English translation of Sextus Empiricus's Adversus Mathematicos has just been published: Sextus Empiricus: Against Those in the Disciplines, translated with introduction and notes by Richard Bett (OUP, 2018). For more information, go here.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

New Book on Moral Error Theory

Over the past few years, a considerable number of new books and articles on moral error theory have appeared in print. To these one must now add Wouter Kalf's Moral Error Theory (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). For detailed information, go here.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Augustine and Academic Skepticism

A few days ago, I came across a book that seems to have gone unnoticed, namely, Blake D. Dutton's Augustine and Academic Skepticism: A Philosophical Study (Cornell University Press, 2016). More information can be found here.

Monday, June 11, 2018

New Book on Ancient Skepticism

I'm glad to announce that the book Le scepticisme, by Stéphane Marchand, has just been published by Vrin. This is without a doubt an important addition to the scholarship on ancient skepticism in French. For more information, go here.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Early Modern (Anti-)Skepticism

On June 8, 2018, the Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies will host the workshop Early Modern (Anti-)Scepticism. For complete information, click here.

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).