Friday, June 27, 2008

Special Issue of Les Études Philosophiques

The second issue of volume 84 of Les Études Philosophiques is devoted to "Le scepticisme chrétien (XVIème-XVIIème siècles)". The online contents of the journal can be found here, but this issue isn't online yet. However, I've found the table of contents elsewhere:

Frédéric Gabriel: "Présentation: Positions du «scepticisme chrétien»".

Emmanuel Naya: "Le «coup de Talon» sur l’impiété: scepticisme et vérité chrétienne au XVIème Siècle".

André Pessel: "L’Essay sceptique de Jean-Pierre Camus".

Lorenzo Bianchi: "«Mens regnum bona possidet»: scepticisme, fidéisme et naturalisme dans le Dialogue sur le sujet de la divinité de La Mothe Le Vayer".

José R. Maia Neto: "Huet n’est pas un sceptique chrétien".

Monday, June 23, 2008

Forthcoming book on Skepticism in the Renaissance

Next August, Springer will publish Renaissance Scepticisms, edited by José Maia Neto and Gianni Paganini. To read a description of the book and to see the table of contents, go here.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Naess' "Scepticism"

At the end of 2005, Springer published The Selected Works of Arne Naess, in ten volumes. The second volume reprints Naess' famous book Scepticism, originally published in 1968 by Routledge & Kegan Paul. Unfortunately, it is not possible to buy individual volumes separately; one must buy the whole set, whose price is about 1,900 bucks. Naess seems to have been among the first contemporary thinkers/scholars to take Pyrrhonism seriously.

A final note: there's a very critical review by Barry Stroud which appeared in The Philosophical Review in 1971 (it is a review of the 1969 edition; the link is here). I wonder whether Stroud still thinks the same way about Pyrrhonism.

Conference on Inferential Internalism 2

Just a reminder: tomorrow begins the conference on inferential internalism organized by Andri Toendury at the University of Fribourg. The program, which you can find here, is complete now (there's been a change: Crispin Wright is not going to deliver a paper).

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Moral Skepticism

The latest issue of The Philosophical Quarterly features Walter Sinnott-Armstrong's précis of his book Moral Skepticisms (to which I have referred here), discussions by Gerry Hough, Peter Baumann, and Martijn Blaauw, as well as Sinnott-Armstrong's reply. You'll also find paper on contextualism by John Greco.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Cicero's Academica

I've realized that last year I forgot to refer to Charles Brittain's Cicero: On Academic Scepticism (Hackett, 2006). As far as I can tell, the translation is very good and the introduction is excellent. (I wrote a review of it for BMCR.) Regarding the Academica, I should also mention (i) that Tobias Reinhardt is working on a critical edition and a philosophical and philological commentary (see here) to be published by Oxford University Press, and (ii) that Carlos Lévy is working on a project that will include a new edition of the text (by two scholars whose names I don't remember now) and a translation (by him) to be published (I think) by the Collection des Universitaires de France.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Aenesidemus' Heracliteanism

The latest issue of Rhizai features Mauro Bonazzi's critical review of both Roberto Polito's The Sceptical Road and Brigitte Pérez-Jean's Dogmatisme et scepticisme.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Paper on Arcesilaus

The first issue of volume 57 of Revue de métaphysique et de morale, which is devoted to Cicero, features a paper by Anna-Maria Ioppolo entitled "Arcésilas dans le Lucullus de Cicéron". For information about that issue, go here.