To the best of my knowledge, there's not much written about Francisco Sanches's skepticism. So the following paper by Gianni Paganini is a welcome addition to the literature: “Sanches et Descartes. Subjectivité et connaissance réflexive au temps des sceptiques,” Bulletin de la Société internationale des amis de Montaigne 64 (2016): 173-185.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Two very recent papers on Sextus Empiricus by Emidio Spinelli (Roma):
- “Stoic Utopia Reconsidered: Pyrrhonism, Ethics, and Politics.” In C. Arruzza & D. Nikulin (eds.), Philosophy and Political Power in Antiquity. Brill: Leiden, 2016.
- “Are Flute-Players Better than Philosophers? Sextus Empiricus on Music, against Pythagoras.” In A.-B. Renger & A. Stavru (eds.), Pythagorean Knowledge From the Ancient to the Modern World: Askesis, Religion, Science. Harrassowitz Verlag: Wiesbaden, 2016.
Sunday, January 8, 2017
At the very end of 2016, Brepols published Vérité et apparence: Mélanges en l’honneur de Carlos Lévy offerts par ses amis et ses disciples, edited by P. Galand and E. Malaspina. This big book of 44 chapters includes four papers on skepticism by Emidio Spinelli, Brigitte Pérez-Jean, Thomas Bénatouïl, and Laurence Boulègue. For complete information about the volume, go here.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
In case this is of interest to you, my contribution to the symposium on Jonathan Matheson's The Epistemic Significance of Disagreement (Palgrave, 2015) has now been published in Syndicate Philosophy, a recently launched journal devoted to book symposia. Together with my critical essay -- in which I focus on the connection between disagreement and skepticism -- you can find Matheson's reply and Scott Aikin's general introduction to the symposium. In the upcoming weeks, the critical essays by Amber Carlson, Chad Boghosian, and Nathan Ballantyne will be published together with the respective responses by Matheson. You can access the symposium here. The aim of Syndicate Philosophy is to start conversations about the book, the critical essays, and the author's responses, so if you're interested, you can participate by posting comments.
Thursday, December 29, 2016
On February 16th-17th, Saint Louis University's philosophy department will host a graduate conference on skepticism, broadly construed. There is at present a call for papers, which should be no more than 3000 words in length. To submit a paper, send a blind copy to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submissions is January 6th and notifications will be sent out on January 16th. Keynote addresses will be delivered by Ernest Sosa (Rutgers) and Jonathan Kvanvig (Washington University in Saint Louis). If you have any questions, contact Everett Fulmer (email@example.com) or Luis Pinto de Sa (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Just found this book that deals with skepticism in Early Modern England from the viewpoint of literature and intellectual history:
For more information, go here.
Melissa M. Caldwell, Skepticism and Belief in Early Modern England: The Reformation of Moral Value (Routledge 2016).
For more information, go here.
Thursday, November 24, 2016
The bulk of the latest issue of the French journal Philosophia Scientiæ (20.3/2016) is devoted to Jules Vuillemin's interpretation of skepticism. Here's the ToC, but to read the abstracts and access the papers, go here.
Lorenzo Corti, Joseph Vidal-Rosset: “Préface.”
Lorenzo Corti: “Jules Vuillemin et la morale du pyrrhonisme.”
Ugo Zilioli: “Could the Cyrenaics live an ethical life? Jules Vuillemin’s answer (and a further suggestion).”
Stéphane Marchand: “Jules Vuillemin et le scepticisme utilitaire de Carnéade.”
Carlos Lévy: “Jules Vuillemin, le pyrrhonisme et Carnéade.”
Baptiste Mélès: “Comment le scepticisme est devenu un système. La classification de Jules Vuillemin et ses transformations.”
Joseph Vidal-Rosset: “Rawls, « un sceptique amateur de tranquillité » ? Réponse à Jules Vuillemin.”
Saturday, November 19, 2016
There is a call for registration for the interdisciplinary conference “The Descent of Moral Sentiment,” which will deal with the ontogeny and evolution of human morality. It will take place on February 13-15, 2017, at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. For complete information about the conference, click here.
Monday, November 14, 2016
A volume dealing with the connection between skepticism and religion particularly in ancient philosophy has just been published:
A.-I. Bouton-Touboulic, C. Lévy (eds.), Scepticisme et religion: Constantes et évolutions, de la philosophie hellénistique à la philosophie médiévale (Brepols, 2016).
More information can be found here.