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.

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