Thursday, December 27, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Wednesday, March 19
1:00-4:00 p.m., Location TBA
Chair: Sanford Goldberg (Northwestern University)
Speaker: Giovanni Mion (University of Cincinnati)
“Skepticism and Objective Contexts: A Critique of DeRose.”
Commentator: Richard Greene (Weber State University)
Chair: Helmut Wautischer (Sonoma State University)
Speaker: Daniel M. Johnson (Baylor University)
“Can Moore’s Proof Rationally Persuade Without Transmitting Warrant?”
Commentator: Tim Black (California State University–Northridge)
Chair: Diana Palmieri (University of Western Ontario)
Speaker: Nathan Ballantyne (University of Arizona)
“Variability and Skepticism.”
Commentator: Peter Murphy (University of Indianapolis)
The full program of the Pacific Division Meeting can be found here.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
If you are interested in participating in this conference, you can contact me here.
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Robert Audi, “Skepticism About the A Priori: Self-Evidence, Defeasibility, and Cogito Propositions”.
Michael Bergmann, “Externalist Responses to Skepticism".
Terence Cuneo, “Moral Realism, Quasi-realism, and Skepticism”.
Bryan Frances, “Live Skeptical Hypotheses”.
John Greco, “Skepticism about the External World”.
Mark Kaplan, “Austin's Way with Skepticism”.
Peter Klein, “Contemporary Responses to Agrippa's Trilemma”.
Jonathan Kvanvig, “Closure and Alternative Possibilities”.
Paul Moser, “Religious Skepticism”.
Duncan Pritchard, “Sensitivity, Safety, and Anti-Luck Epistemology”.
Friday, December 7, 2007
Sunday, December 2, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Sunday, October 14, 2007
- Duncan Pritchard, Epistemic Luck. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
- Bryan Frances, Scepticism Comes Alive. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Monday, October 8, 2007
Monday, October 1, 2007
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Also in 2005, Brigitte Pérez-Jean published her Dogmatisme et scepticisme: L’héraclitisme d’Énésidème (Lille: Septentrion). As I said in a previous post, I haven't read this book yet, but I assume that it will be interesting to compare Pérez-Jean's view with that defended in Roberto Polito's The Sceptical Road. You'll find more info here. (Note that, although the site says that the book appeared in 2006, my copy says that it was published in 2005).
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Sunday, September 16, 2007
It seems to me that these days there is a revived interest in the Aenesideman variety of Pyrrhonism. In a future post, I'll refer to Brigitte Pérez's book on Aenesidemus, which I haven't had to time to read yet. In this regard, it is also worth mentioning that Polito is working on an edition of the fragments of Aenesidemus, although I don't know when he's planning to finish this book.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Flückiger (Privatdozent at Universität Freiburg, Switzerland) examines the challenge that Pyrrhonian skepticism still poses nowadays by analyzing the neo-Pyrrhonism of Odo Marquard and the positions of Richard Rorty and Hans Albert. For more information, take a look at here.
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Friday, September 7, 2007
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
1. Sextus Empiricus, Contre les professeurs. Paris: Éditions du Seuil.
Floridi offers an exhaustive and rigorous examination of the transmission of Sextus' extant writings from late antiquity until modern times. Information about the book is found here.
One of the interesting aspects of Bailey's book is that it shows that the skeptical stance found in Sextus' works has a great deal to contribute to present-day epistemological discussions. Information about this work is found here.
Monday, September 3, 2007
Friday, August 31, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
I look forward to reading this book, which I'm sure will include papers by several leading specialists in ancient skepticism. In fact, Bett is one of them: he has written a number of papers on ancient (and contemporary) skepticism, published Pyrrho, his Antecedents and his Legacy (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000), and translated Sextus' Against the Ethicists (Oxford University Press, 1997; with an introduction and an extensive commentary) and Against the Logicians (Cambridge University Press, 2005; with an introduction).
Edit: for more information about the contributions, see the comment by Jim Hankinson (University of Texas).
What will distinguish this event from other conferences on Pyrrhonism is that it will also examine the impact of this philosophy on the development of both early modern and contemporary philosophy.
Though this is an ambitious project, I think there is a good chance that the conference will be a reality.
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Frede was a leading specialist in several fields of ancient philosophy, including skepticism. His two most important contributions in this area are "The Sceptic's Beliefs" and "The Sceptic's Two Kinds of Assent and the Question of the Possibility of Knowledge".
Both papers - which have exerted a major influence on the subsequent research on ancient skepticism - can be found in M. Burnyeat and M. Frede (eds.), The Original Sceptics: A Controversy (Hackett: Indianapolis, 1997).
Friday, August 24, 2007
The conference will be organized by José Raimundo Maia Neto. The program can be found here.