Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Skepticism in Early Modern England

Just found this book that deals with skepticism in Early Modern England from the viewpoint of literature and intellectual history:

Melissa M. Caldwell, Skepticism and Belief in Early Modern England: The Reformation of Moral Value (Routledge 2016).

For more information, go here.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Vuillemin and Skepticism

The bulk of the latest issue of the French journal Philosophia Scientiæ (20.3/2016) is devoted to Jules Vuillemin's interpretation of skepticism. Here's the ToC, but to read the abstracts and access the papers, go here.

Lorenzo Corti, Joseph Vidal-Rosset: “Préface.”

Lorenzo Corti: “Jules Vuillemin et la morale du pyrrhonisme.”

Ugo Zilioli: “Could the Cyrenaics live an ethical life? Jules Vuillemin’s answer (and a further suggestion).”

Stéphane Marchand: “Jules Vuillemin et le scepticisme utilitaire de Carnéade.”

Carlos Lévy: “Jules Vuillemin, le pyrrhonisme et Carnéade.”

Baptiste Mélès: “Comment le scepticisme est devenu un système. La classification de Jules Vuillemin et ses transformations.”

Joseph Vidal-Rosset: “Rawls, « un sceptique amateur de tranquillité » ? Réponse à Jules Vuillemin.”

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Conference on the Evolution of Morality

There is a call for registration for the interdisciplinary conference “The Descent of Moral Sentiment,” which will deal with the ontogeny and evolution of human morality. It will take place on February 13-15, 2017, at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. For complete information about the conference, click here.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Skepticism and Religion

A volume dealing with the connection between skepticism and religion particularly in ancient philosophy has just been published:

A.-I. Bouton-Touboulic, C. Lévy (eds.), Scepticisme et religion: Constantes et évolutions, de la philosophie hellénistique à la philosophie médiévale (Brepols, 2016).

More information can be found here.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

New Book on Arcesilaus

A new book in Italian on the Academic skeptic Arcesilaus has just been published: 

Simone Vezzoli, Arcesilao di Pitane: l'origine del Platonismo neoaccademico. Analisi e fonti (Brepols 2016).

For more information, go here.