Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Medieval Skepticism

In recent years, there has been increasing interest in the role played by skepticism in medieval philosophy. In this regard, I wish to let you know about this book that will be published by Brill this year: Henrik Lagerlund (ed.), Rethinking the History of Skepticism. The Missing Medieval Background. For information, click here.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Another Forthcoming Book on Ancient Skepticism

I've just received excellent news: Anna Maria Ioppolo, professor at the "La Sapienza" University in Rome and a renown specialist in Academic skepticism, will publish La testimonianza di Sesto Empirico sull’Accademia scettica. The book is scheduled to be published in June by Bibliopolis.

Among Ioppolo's publications we find:

"Il concetto di 'eulogon' nella filosofia di Arcesilao", in Giannantoni (ed.), Lo scetticismo antico. Napoli: Bibliopolis, 1981.

Opinione e scienza. Il dibattito tra Stoici e Accademici nel III e nel II secolo a.C. Napoli: Bibliopolis, 1986.

"Su alcune recenti interpretazioni dello scetticismo dell'Academia. Plutarch. Adv. Col. 26, 1121F-1122F: una testimonianza su Arcesilao", Elenchos 21 (2000).

"Gli Accademici neoteroi nel secondo secolo d. C.", Méthexis 15 (2002).

"L'assenso nella filosofia di Clitomaco: un problema di linguaggio?", in Ioppolo and Sedley (eds.), Pyrrhonists, Praticians, Platonizers. Hellenistic philosophy in the period 155–86 BC. Tenth Symposium Hellenisticum. Elenchos 47. Napoli: Bibliopolis, 2007.

"Arcésilas dans le Lucullus de Cicéron", Revue de métaphysique et de morale 57 (2008).

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Forthcoming Book on Ancient Pyrrhonism

It seems that Casey Perin (University of Massachusetts at Amherst) is working on a book entitled The Demands of Reason: An Essay on Pyrrhonian Scepticism, which will be published this year by Oxford University Press.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Conference on Belief and Disagreement

On August 18-20, at the VU University Amsterdam, there will be an international conference entitled Responsible Belief in the Face of Disagreement. Needless to say, this event will be of interest to people working on skepticism. Detailed information is available here.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Bayle and Pyrrhonism

On February 11th, at 3 pm, John Christian Laursen (University of California, Riverside) will deliver a paper on Bayle and Pyrrhonism at the Centro de Investigaciones Filosóficas in Buenos Aires. The title of the piece is "Pierre Bayle: Pyrrhonism contra Reason in the Commentaire philosophique".

Saturday, February 7, 2009

New Issue of Sképsis

The third issue of the Brazilian journal Sképsis, which is entirely devoted to skepticism, is already available online. Click here to go to the site.