Friday, May 29, 2009

Companion to Ancient Skepticism

I've just found that the Cambridge Companion to Ancient Scepticism will be published at the beginning of the next year. Still, you can find complete information about the scope of the volume and its table of contents by clicking here.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Strawson and Skepticism

Tomorrow, at the Department of Philosophy of the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Plínio Junqueira Smith (Universidade Federal de São Paulo) will deliver the paper "Strawson y el escepticismo". This will take place in room 452 at 19.00.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Talks on Skepticism

On May 26-28, Casey Perin (University of Massachusetts at Amherst) will give a series of talks on skepticism at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in Mexico City. For more information, click on the image below.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


As you may know, the Stoics were the main rivals of the ancient Skeptics, both Academic and Pyrrhonian. So I've thought I should let you know about the recent publication of a book on Stoicism:

Lire les stoïciens
, edited by Jean-Baptiste Gourinat and Jonathan Barnes. Paris: PUF, "Quadrige", 2009, 234 pages. 15 €.

Here is the table of contents:


I- Épistémologie, rhétorique et grammaire (Jean-Baptiste Gourinat)
II- La dialectique (Paolo Crivelli)
III- Le monde (Jean-Baptiste Gourinat)
IV- Les dieux et les hommes (David Sedley)
V- La vertu, le bonheur et lanature (Thomas Bénatouïl)
VI- Le convenable, les passions, le sage et la cité (Suzanne Husson)


VII- Grammaire, rhétorique, épistémologie et dialectique (Jonathan Barnes)
VIII- Cosmologie et théologie (Keimpe Algra)
IX- L’éthique: continuité et innovations (Anthony A. Long)
X- La sagesse et les exercices philosophiques (Jean-Baptiste Gourinat)
XI- L’empreinte du stoïcisme sur la politique romaine (Christelle Veillard)

Monday, May 18, 2009

Review by Blomqvist

In a post last August I mentioned the publication of Adrian Kuzminski's Pyrrhonism: How the Ancient Greeks Reinvented Buddhism (Lexington Books, 2008). A review by Jerker Blomqvist (Lund University) has just appeared in Bryn Mawr Classical Review; click here to read it. As most of you probably know, Blomqvist is the author of the well-known paper "Die Skeptika des Sextus Empiricus", Grazer Beiträge 2 (1974): 7-14.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Book on Modern Skepticism

Next August Brill is going to publish Skepticism in the Modern Age: Building on the Work of Richard Popkin, edited by José Maia Neto, Chris Laursen and Gianni Paganini. You can find more information about the book here.

To the best of my knowledge, this volume derives from a conference on skepticism from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment that was organized by Maia Neto in Belo Horizonte (Brazil) in October 2007.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Moore and Skepticism

The latest issue of the European Journal of Philosophy features Peter Baumann's "Was Moore a Moorean? On Moore and Scepticism". To access the paper, click here.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Fogelin's Forthcoming Book

I've just found out that Hume's Skeptical Crisis: A Textual Study, by Robert Fogelin, is forthcoming from OUP. In principle, the book will be published next August. For complete information, go here.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Talk on Sextus

On May 13-16 will take place the fifth session of the "Diatribai de Gargnano", which will deal with contemplative life. The "Diatribai" are a series of conferences on ancient philosophy after Aristotle whose first session took place in May 2004 in Gargnano at the Palazzo Feltrinelli. They are organized by F. Decleva Caizzi (Milano), F. Trabattoni (Milano), M. Bonazzi (Milano), C. Steel (Leuven), G. Van Riel (Leuven), C. Lévy (Paris-Sorbonne), and T. Bénatouïl (Nancy et IUF).

On May 15, at 14.30, Emidio Spinelli (Università di Roma) will deliver the paper "Al di là del bios theoretikos: filosofia e prassi in Sesto Empirico".