Saturday, February 27, 2010

New SEP Entry

Katja Vogt's entry on ancient skepticism has just appeared in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. It replaces the former entry by Leo Groarke. To read the new entry, follow this link.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Forthcoming Collective Volume

Next July, MIT Press will publish Knowledge and Skepticism, edited by J. K. Campbell, M. O'Rourke, and H. S. Silverstein. The approach will be both historical and systematic, and among the contributors are some renowned specialists. For information, go here.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

"Skeptical Religion"

J. L. Schellenberg (Mount Saint Vincent University) has recently published the third volume in a trilogy in the field of philosophy of religion: The Will to Imagine: A Justification of Skeptical Religion (Cornell UP, 2009). For information about the book, go here. A review has just appeared in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews. In a previous post from 2008 I referred to the second volume: The Wisdom to Doubt: A Justification of Religious Skepticism.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Aristotle and Skepticism

I'm looking for the following paper by Barnes: "An Aristotelian Way with Scepticism" (in M. Matthen (ed.), Aristotle Today. Essays on Aristotle's Ideal of Science, Edmonton 1987), but it's turned out to be difficult to find. So any help is most welcome.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Pyrrhonian Ethical Skepticism

The latest issue of Philosophical Issues (nº 19, 2009) features Michael DePaul's "Pyrrhonian Moral Skepticism and the Problem of the Criterion". The paper can be found here.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Cambridge Companion to Ancient Skepticism

At last, The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Scepticism, edited by Richard Bett, has been published. For information, go here.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Series of Talks

On March 23, 24, and 25, Jonathan Vogel (Amherst College) will give a series of talks at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in Mexico City. The subject will be "Critical Overview of Current Approaches to Philosophical Skepticism". For information, you can contact Armando Cíntora at this email address.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Recent Book on Hume

You might be interested to know about Paul Russell's recent book The Riddle of Hume's Treatise: Skepticism, Naturalism, and Irreligion (OUP, 2008). For information, take a look here. A review by Nico Vitz has appeared in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Radio Talks

Fabien Schang has let me know that there will be a series of radio talks about skepticism during this week, from today to Friday, from 10 to 11am (France time). This forms part of the program "Les Nouveaux Chemins de la Connaissance" on France Culture. Here is the link. I'm somehow surprised by the fact that in France and Germany one can still find this kind of radio talks.

Update: Guillaume Dye has talked about ancient skepticism (especially Sextus) and Frédéric Brahami will talk about Montaigne. There will also be a talk on Pascal.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Skeptical Society Membership

Those scholars and graduate students interested in joining the International Society for the Study of Skepticism can do so by sending an email to this address. They should state their desire to become members and should provide a short bio.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Book on Medieval Skepticism

The collective volume Rethinking the History of Skepticism: The Missing Medieval Background, edited by Henrik Lagerlund, has finally been published by Brill. For information, go here.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Lecture on Sextus

Next Wednesday, at 6 pm, Emidio Spinelli (University of Rome "La Sapienza") will give the lecture "Sextus' Discussion of the Notion of Place (PH III 119-35)" at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin/Topoi Netzwerk (Hannoversche Strasse 6).