Monday, February 27, 2012

Epistemological Disjunctivism

A couple of days ago, I found out that Duncan Pritchard's book Epistemological Disjunctivism is coming out with OUP next July. Among other things, he offers a response to radical skepticism -- as one should expect, given that disjunctivism is a form of naïve or direct realism. More information can be found here.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Evolutionary Debunking of Morality

Those working on ethical skepticism might be interested in this paper:

Christopher Toner, "Evolution, Naturalism, and the Worthwhile: A Critique of Richard Joyce's Evolutionary Debunking of Morality," Metaphilosophy 42 (2011): 520-46.

The article can be accessed here.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Festschrift for Jonathan Barnes

The volume Episteme, etc.: Essays in Honour of Jonathan Barnes, edited by Ben Morison and Katerina Ierodiakonou (OUP, 2012), contains two papers dealing with ancient skepticism:

Julia Annas, "Ancient Scepticism and Ancient Religion."

Gail Fine, "Concepts and Inquiry: Sextus and the Epicureans."

More information about the book can be found here.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Gorgias in Sextus

A couple of days ago, I discovered this recent article in Italian:

Roberta Ioli, “Gorgia scettico? Una riflessione sulla presenza del sofista nelle opere di Sesto Empirico,” Rheinisches Museum für Philologie 152 (2009): 331-57.

In addition, two years ago she published an edition and translation of Gorgias' On What Is Not:

Gorgia di Leontini, Su ciò che non è, Testo greco, traduzione e commento. Georg Olms, 2010.

She is currenly working on an edition of the fragments and testimonia relating to Gorgias, which will be published by Carocci. Concerning ancient skepticism, she is also the author of these two papers:

- “Sextus Latinus. Sesto Empirico nelle traduzioni latine moderne,” Dianoia 4 (1999): 57-97.

- “Agôgê and Related Concepts in Sextus Empiricus,” Siculorum Gymnasium 56 (2003): 401-28.

Monday, February 6, 2012

New Papers on Hume's Skepticism

Issue 52 (2011) of the Spanish journal Δαιμων. Revista Internacional de Filosofía is devoted to Hume. There are at least four papers dealing with his skepticism, among which is Chris Laursen's "David Hume on Custom and Habit and Living with Skepticism." The PDF files of this issue are not yet available on the journal's website, but you can take a look at the table of contents here.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Forthcoming in IJSS

New papers and reviews that will appear in forthcoming issues of the International Journal for the Study of Skepticism have now been published online here.