Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Moral Psychology

Lately I haven't had much time to post. Now that I have a few minutes I'd like to recommend a work in three volumes entitled Moral Psychology, edited by Walter Sinnott-Armstrong and published by the MIT Press in 2007-2008. The volumes are (i) The Evolution of Morality: Adaptations and Innateness, (ii) The Cognitive Science of Morality: Intuition and Diversity, (iii) The Neuroscience of Morality: Emotion, Brain Disorders, and Development. The reason I recommend this work is that some of the contributions deal directly or indirectly with moral skepticism. For information about the three volumes, click here, here and here, respectively.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Richard Popkin

Edited by Richard Popkin's son, next September Springer will publish The Legacies of Richard Popkin (International Archives of the History of Ideas 198). The book will be divided into five parts, the second of which will deal with Popkin and the skeptical tradition. For information, go here.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Conference Program

The program for the conference on Pyrrhonism to be held on August 6-8 in Buenos Aires is now complete. You can find it here or here. Some of the papers have already been uploaded.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Religious Skepticism

Last year J. L. Schellenberg (Mount Saint Vincent University) published The Wisdom to Doubt: A Justification of Religious Skepticism (Cornell University Press). You can find information about the book here. There is also a review by Stephen Wykstra and Timothy Perrine which has just appeared in Notre Dame Philosphical Reviews.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Conference on Plutarch

Today and tomorrow there is in Oxford a conference on Plutarch entitled "Plutarch and Philosophy - scholarship and/or dilettantism?" (the webpage is here). Mauro Bonazzi is going to deliver the paper "Plutarch on the Difference between the Academics and Pyrrhonists".

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Review of "Kant and Skepticism"

Anthony Brueckner's quite critical review of Michael Forster's Kant and Skepticism has just appeared in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Complete Translation of Sextus' Works

Emidio Spinelli is working – in collaboration with Mauro Bonazzi, Riccardo Chiaradonna, and Francesco Verde – on a complete Italian translation of Sextus Empiricus' works, which is supposed to be published by the Unione Tipografico-Editrice Torinese (UTET). Spinelli already published translations of Advesus Dogmaticos V (Against the Ethicists) and Adversus Mathematicos V (Against the Astrologers) in 1995 and 2000, respectively. Perhaps he is going to reproduce, with minor changes, these translations.