Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Ancient Skepticism - Philosophy Compass

I don't usually post information about my publications, but in this case I'll make an exception: a series of three articles on ancient skepticism which I wrote a while ago has just come out in Philosophy Compass. I'm not completely satisfied with the final result: it's difficult to write a survey article which must be accessible to non-specialists but which at the same cannot be elementary. In any case, these three pieces give at least a good overview of the scholarly literature, not only in English, but also in French, Italian, and (to a much lesser extent) German and Spanish. In addition, some parts of the section on Sextus Empiricus in the third article  in particular, the discussion of the nature and purpose of the Pyrrhonist's investigation contain a couple of (what I think are) original thoughts/interpretations.

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