Thursday, September 26, 2013

Two Recent Papers on Ancient Skepticism

A few days ago, I received copies of these two papers by Ramón Román Alcalá:

"Evidencias del escepticismo de Diógenes Laercio en el libro IX de sus Vidas,Estudios filosóficos 61 (2012): 69-82.

"La invención de una 'escuela escéptica' pirrónica y radical," Revista de filosofía 37 (2012): 111-130.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Review of In Praise of Reason

My review of Michael Lynch's In Praise of Reason (MIT Press, 2012) recently appeared in Philosophy in Review. As expected, Lynch's defense of the value of reason against skepticism does not strike me as successful.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

The Reception of Cicero's Academica

The latest issue of the French journal Astérion is devoted to the reception of Cicero's Academica in the modern age. The articles by Sylvia Giocanti, Stéphane Marchand, Christophe Grellard, Luiz Eva, and Sébastien Charles can be accessed for free here.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Skepticism in Classical Islam

In a couple of months, Routledge will publish Paul Heck's Skepticism in Classical Islam: Moments of ConfusionMore information can be found here.

Monday, September 2, 2013

The New Evil Demon

On September 12-13, the Université de Génève will host the conference "The New Evil Demon: Knowledge, Rationality and the Internal." Here's the program:

Thursday, September 12th

14-15:30: Stewart Cohen: "Justification, Rationality, and Truth."
16-17:30: Clayton Littlejohn: "A Plea for Epistemic Excuses."

Friday, September 13th

9-10:30: Nico Silins: "The Evil Demon Inside."
11-12:30: Julien Dutant: "Knowledge-Based Decision Theory and the New Evil Demon."
14:30-16: Maria Lasonen-Aarnio: TBA.
16:30-18: Timothy Williamson: "Legality and Law-Abidingness."

Attendance is free. Further information can be found on the conference's website: