Sunday, August 27, 2017

Issue 7.3 of IJSS

Issue 7.3 of the International Journal for the Study of Skepticism has just been published online. It contains articles by Ethan Ellis and Kok Yong Lee, a discussion by Tommaso Piazza, and book reviews by Scott Aikin & Alyssa Lowery and Robin McKenna. You can find it here.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Ten Years

Aporia turns ten years old today. Skepticism in its various forms continues to be a hot topic in philosophy, so the blog will probably be around for a few more years.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Moral Significane of Disgust

Some authors have recently defended a skeptical view on the moral significance of disgust: feelings of disgust are irrelevant to the epistemic justification of moral judgments and norms. An article has just been published in Philosophers' Imprint challenging that view: “Foul Behavior,” by Victor Kumar. It can be accessed for free here.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Sextus's Outlines in the Middle Ages

Quite a few years ago, I read that Roland Wittwer (Berlin) was working on a book about the first Latin translation of Sextus's Pyrrhonian Outlines. The title was supposed to be something like Sextus Latinus: Die erste lateinische Übersetzung von Sextus Empiricus' Pyrrôneioi Hypotypôseis. A couple of days ago, I discovered by chance that in the end he published an article on the issue: “Sextus Empiricus' Outlines of Pyrrhonism in the Middle Ages,” Vivarium 54 (2016). He calls into question the widely accepted view that Niccolò da Reggio was the author of that Latin translation of the Outlines. To read the article, click here