Monday, October 27, 2008

New Association

In order to bring together scholars doing research on skepticism, a new international association is being created. The provisional webpage can be found here. If you would like to become a member, you can contact me by e-mail.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Book Symposium

The latest issue of Philosophy and Phenomenological Research features a book symposium about Walter Sinnott-Armstrong's Moral Skepticisms. The authors are Sinnott-Armstrong, Peter Railton, Mark Timmons, and David Copp.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Paper on Sextus

Stéphane Marchand has let me know about this paper published last year:

Anne Gabrièle Wersinger, "La philosophie entre Logique et Musique. Sextus Empiricus et la diaphônia" (Discussion de quelques arguments de Jonathan Barnes), Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale 56 (2007): 499-519.

I haven't had the time to read this article yet, so I have no opinion about its quality. You can find it here.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

NYU Skepticism Conference

As you may remember, in May I mentioned that, on November 8-9, there would be a another conference on skepticism organized by the NYU Department of Philosophy. Gianni Paganini has just let me know that the program is now complete. You can find it by clicking here. If you can, you should try to attend, since to all appearances it will be a great conference. The speakers and commentators include, among others, Paganini, Ernest Sosa, Robert Fogelin, Brian Leiter, Barry Stroud, and Catherine Wilson.

Update October 18: I forgot to say that all the papers will be posted here as they become available. So far you can find Leiter's paper on Nietzsche.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Webpage on Ancient Philosophy

Stéphane Marchand and Olivier Renaut have created Zétesis, an excellent webpage devoted to ancient philosophy, and hence also to ancient skepticism. It is the site of the "Association de doctorants et de jeunes chercheurs en philosophie ancienne et en sciences de l'antiquité".

Sunday, October 12, 2008

New Blog

I just want to let you know about this new blog called "Epistemology@Edinburgh", which you can find here. One of the subjects that will be dealt with therein is skepticism.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Ancient Skepticism and the Self

The book Ancient Philosophy of the Self (Springer, 2008), edited by Pauliina Remes and Juha Sihvola, features Richard Bett's "What Kind of Self Can a Greek Sceptic Have?". The online version of all the papers can be found here. I suppose that some of you may have access through your university network.

Monday, October 6, 2008

SSS Meeting

The program for the Society for Skeptical Studies meeting at the 2008 Eastern Division meeting of the APA is already available (go here). The speakers will be Otávio Bueno, Brian Ribeiro, and Joel Buenting.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

ANPOF Congress

On October 6-10 will take place the “XIII Encontro Nacional de Filosofia” organized by the Associação Nacional de Pós-graduação em Filosofia (ANPOF) of Brazil. There will be many talks on skepticism, both from a historical and from a systematic perspective. You can find out about the talks in the program, which can be found here.