Thursday, December 27, 2007

Skeptical Meeting

Just a reminder: tomorrow begins the meeting of the Society for Skeptical Studies at the Eastern Division meeting of the APA. For information, click here.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Kant and Skepticism

Early next year, Princeton University Press will publish Michael Forster's book Kant and Skepticism. Forster's main thesis is that Pyrrhonism was the variety of skepticism which "first really shook Kant’s faith in the precritical discipline of metaphysics ... and thence eventually led to the reform of metaphysics undertaken by the critical philosophy, and which (like Humean skepticism) also remained at the heart of the mature motivation of the critical philosophy".

You can find information about the book here.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

APA 2008 Pacific Division Meeting

At the next Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, there will be a colloquium on skepticism:

Wednesday, March 19

Colloquium: Skepticism
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

Conference on Pyrrhonism

The web page of the conference on Pyrrhonism and its influence on modern and contemporary philosophy that will take place in August 2008 has now been updated. It can be found here.

If you are interested in participating in this conference, you can contact me here.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Oxford Handbook of Skepticism

John Greco is editing The Oxford Handbook of Skepticism, which will be published by Oxford University Press next year. So far I know that it will include the following contributions:

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

Greco's Paper on External World Skepticism

John Greco (Saint Louis University) has recently published an interesting article entitled "External World Skepticism" in Philosophy Compass. You'll find it here.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Mutschmann's edition of the Pyrroneioi Hypotyposeis

Here you can download Mutschmann's edition of Sextus Empiricus' Pyrroneioi Hypotyposeis. I haven't done it yet because my main computer is kaputt. However, I know that James Warren could do it; It was precisely in his blog where I found the link.