Thursday, October 31, 2013

Schellenberg's Religious Skepticism

In his recent book, Evolutionary Religion (OUP, 2013), John Schellenberg (Mount Saint Vincent) offers an intriguing evolutionary argument for skepticism that is based on the acceptance of deep time.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Ioppolo on Academic Skepticism

Anna Maria Ioppolo's collected essays on Hellenistic philosophy have just been published under the title Dibattiti filosofici ellenistici: Dottrina delle cause, Stoicismo, Accademia scettica (Academia Verlag). The volume, edited by B. Centrone, R. Chiaradonna, D. Quarantotto, and E. Spinelli, contains five papers on Academic skepticism. Of these, I particularly liked "The Academic Position of Favorinus of Arelate" and "Gli accademici “νεώτεροι” nel secondo secolo d.C.", which I read a few years ago.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Burnyeat's Papers on Skepticism

I just discovered that last year CUP published Explorations in Ancient and Modern Philosophy, a two-volume work that collects Myles Burnyeat's papers on ancient and modern philosophy. The first volume contains his papers on skepticism.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

On Sosa and Skepticism

Springer recently published Virtuous Thoughts: The Philosophy of Ernest Sosa, edited by John Turri. Two of the contributions deal with skepticism, namely, John Greco's "Reflective Knowledge and the Pyrrhonian Problematic," and Baron Reed's "Historical Reflections: Sosa’s Perspective on the Epistemological Tradition."

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The New Atheism and Its Critics

The latest issue of Midwest Studies in Philosophy is devoted to the so-called "New Atheism". It features contributions by Gary Gutting, Richard Fumerton, and Jonathan Kvanvig, among several others. It's definitely a debate worth reading.