Monday, August 15, 2022

Morality, Emotions, and Skepticism

On August 22-23, 2022, the Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies will host the hybrid workshop Morality, Emotions and Scepticism.” Complete information can be found here.

Friday, July 8, 2022

Misrepresenting Sextan Pyrrhonism

I've tried to dispel certain serious misunderstandings of Sextus Empiricus's Pyrrhonism in this paper that has just been published:

“Experimental Evidence against Pyrrhonism: Attacking a Straw Man,” Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review 61 (2022): 123–138.

Those interested can find it here.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Issue 12.2 of IJSS

The second issue of volume 12 (2022) of the International Journal for the Study of Skepticism has been published and can be found here.

Friday, June 10, 2022

MCAS Workshop

On June 14-15, 2022, the Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies will host the hybrid workshop Beyond Doubt: Prophetic Language and Esoteric Knowledge in Renaissance Kabbalah. For full information, click here.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Society for Skeptical Studies

The Society for Skeptical Studies host sessions on the group programs of the three divisions of the American Philosophical Association. If you would like to help organize a two- or three-hour session at the upcoming Eastern APA meeting (Jan. 4-7, 2023, Montreal), please let James Beebe know right away at jbeebe2@buffalo.edu. If you would like to help organize sessions on a regular basis at one or more of APA meetings, please let him know that as well. 

Monday, April 25, 2022

Conference on Popkin on Judaism and Skepticism

On May 9-11, 2022, the Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies will host the conference “Judaism and Scepticism in the Scholarship of Richard H. Popkin.” For complete information, including the program, click here.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Skepticism: Ancient & Contemporary

In case anyone is interested, tomorrow April 21st, from 16:00 to 18:00 European time, I'll give the talk “Skepticism: Ancient and Contemporary,” as part of the seminar series “Ancient Philosophy in Dialogue.” The talk will be online and the zoom link is this.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

New Book on Uncertainty

The following collective volume will be published by the end of the month:

Anastasios Brenner & Brigitte Pérez-Jean (eds.), L'incertitude chez les anciens et les modernes. Paris: Honoré Champion.

More information can be found here.

Saturday, April 9, 2022

Workshop on Ancient Pyrrhonism

On April 15th, from 10:00 to 18:00, there will be a workshop on ancient Pyrrhonism at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, organized by Stéphane Marchand. More information can be found here.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Pyrrhonism Past & Present

For what it's worth, my monograph has now been published:

Pyrrhonism Past and Present: Inquiry, Disagreement, Self-Knowledge, and Rationality (Cham: Springer, 2022).

More information can be found here.

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Maimonides Lecture on Skepticism

The next Maimonides Lecture on Scepticism will take place on February 16th at 18:00 (Hamburg time). Ben Sommer (Jewish Theological Seminary, New York) will talk about “Intentional Ambiguity in the Pentateuch’s Revelation Narratives: Doubt as a Religious Value in the Lawgiving in Exodus.”  The lecture will be held online. You must register by sending an email to maimonides-centre@uni-hamburg.de.

Monday, January 24, 2022

Volume of MSP on Doubt

The latest volume of Midwest Studies in Philosophy (now edited by Yuval Avnur) is devoted to doubt. It contains 23 articles divided into four sections: (i) Historical Perspectives, (ii) Knowledge and Rational Belief, (iii) Social and Political Perspectives, and (iv) Inquiry, Success, and Language. The articles can be found here

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Issue 12.1 of IJSS

The first issue of volume 12 (2022) of the International Journal for the Study of Skepticism has been published and can be found here. It is a special issue devoted to skepticism in India and edited by Ethan Mills and Matthew Dasti.

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Maimonides Lecture on Skepticism

The next Maimonides Lecture on Skepticism will take place online on 10 January 2022, at 18:00 (local time). Dana Lloyd (Villanova University) will talk about “Religious Freedom and Land Rights: On Legal Language and Ethical Scepticism.” Complete information can be found here. For registration, send an email to maimonides-centre@uni-hamburg.de.