Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Sextus's Outlines in the Middle Ages

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

Evolution & Moral Epistemology

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

Skepticism and Religion in Antiquity and the Middle Ages

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

Research Associate Position

There's a call for applications for a research associate position for a project on skepticism at the Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies, Universität Hamburg. For complete information, go here.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Yearbook of the Maimonides Centre

Volume 1 of the Yearbook of the Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies was published in November 2016. All the papers deal with skepticism and can be accessed for free here.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Skepticism: From Antiquity to the Present

​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

Sextus on Persuasiveness and Equipollence

After two years, the paper “Again on Sextus on Persuasiveness and Equipollence” has finally been included in an issue of the Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie. For those interested, it can be found here.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Debunking of Morality

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.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Neo-Pyrrhonism and Disagreement

My article “A Neo-Pyrrhonian Response to the Disagreeing and Disagreement Argument” has now been included in the latest issue of Synthese. For those interested, it can be found here.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Issue 7.2 of IJSS

Issue 7.2 of the International Journal for the Study of Skepticism is now out. It features articles by René van Woudenberg & Jeroen de Ridder, Matthew Braddock, and Genia Schönbaumsfeld, and book reviews by Kristen Irwin and Adam Podlaskowski. You can find it here.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Hamburg Skepticism Conference

The Hamburg conference “Scepticism from Antiquity to Modern Times” (May 8th-11th) went very well and I must say that the Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies is an outstanding center for research on skepticism: serious scholars, interesting projects, good research facilities, and nice people.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Talks in Fribourg and Berlin

In the upcoming weeks, I'm giving a couple of “skeptical” talks at colloquia in Europe: on May 3 (17:15-19:00), “Agrippan Pyrrhonism, Questionable Assumptions, and the Epistemic Challenge of Disagreement” at the Université de Fribourg (Switzerland); and on May 15 (10:00-12:00), “The Practical and Epistemic Value of Pyrrhonism” at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. While the former is focused on contemporary analytic epistemology, the latter deals with ancient Pyrrhonism -- but the approach of both is primarily “systematic.”

Monday, April 24, 2017

Cologne-Leuven Epistemology Meeting

The 4th Cologne-Leuven Epistemology Meeting will take place in Leuven on May 18-19, 2017. Some of the papers will deal with skepticism and disagreement. Below is the program, and the official webpage can be found here.

Thursday, May 18
13:15-14:30 Paul Dimmock (Leuven): “Strange-but-True: A (Quick) New Argument for Contextualism About 'Know'.”
14:45-16:00 Dominik Balg (Cologne): “Epistemic Peers: What They Are and How to Find Them.”
16:15-17:30 Jie Gao (Leuven): “Group Credal Disagreement.”
17:45-19:00 Diego Machuca (Buenos Aires): “Agrippan Pyrrhonism, Questionable Assumptions, and the Epistemic Challenge of Disagreement.”

Friday, May 19
10:00-11:15 Francesco Praolini (Leuven): “Which Is Our Epistemic Goal?”
11:30-12:45 Felippo Ferrari (Bonn): “Disagreeing With the Agnostic.”
14:00-15:15 Christopher Ranalli (Cologne): “The Naïve Phenomenal Conservative.”
15:30-16:45 Martin Smith (Edinburgh): “TBA.”

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Issue 7.1 of IJSS

Issue 7.1 of the International Journal for the Study of Skepticism is now out. It features articles by Luca Moretti & Tomoji Shogenji and Joe Campbell, a discussion piece by Philip Atkins, and book reviews by Hallvard Lillehammer and John Schellenberg. You can find it here.