Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Published in 2002

Among the books published in 2002, three must be mentioned:

1. Sextus Empiricus, Contre les professeurs. Paris: Éditions du Seuil.

The translation is by Catherine Dalimier, Daniel Delattre, Joëlle Delattre, and Brigitte Pérez. The introduction and the glossary are by Pierre Pellegrin. This book is important particularly because it is the first complete French version of Sextus' Adversus Mathematicos. It is also worth mentioning that the book includes the Greek text. For information, see here.

2. Luciano Floridi, Sextus Empiricus: The Transmission and Recovery of Pyrrhonism. New York: Oxford University Press.

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.

3. Alan Bailey, Sextus Empiricus and Pyrrhonean Scepticism. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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.

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