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Sextus Empiricus

Works: 390 works in 1,456 publications in 10 languages and 17,373 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Controversial literature  History  Concordances 
Roles: Author
Classifications: B621.P972, 186.1
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Outlines of scepticism by Sextus( Book )

88 editions published between 1877 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlines of Scepticism, by the Greek philosopher Sextus Empiricus, is a work of major importance for the history of Greek philosophy. Its first part contains an elaborate exposition of the Pyrrhonian variety of Scepticism; its second and third parts are critical and destructive, arguing against 'dogmatism' in logic, epistemology, science and ethics. The Outlines is the fullest extant account of ancient Scepticism, and it is also one of our most copious sources of information about the other Hellenistic philosophies. Moreover, the rediscovery of Sextus in the sixteenth century brought about a revolution in philosophy. Julia Annas and Jonathan Barnes provide an accurate and readable English translation, with a short introduction and brief annotation. Anyone interested in the history of philosophy will gain from an acquaintance with Sextus; and for students of Hellenistic philosophy his writings are indispensable
Sextus Empiricus by Sextus( Book )

66 editions published between 1842 and 2000 in 6 languages and held by 1,434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sextus Empiricus (ca. AD 160-210), exponent of scepticism and critic of the Dogmatists, was a Greek physician and philosopher, pupil and successor of the medical sceptic Herodotus (not the historian) of Tarsus. He probably lived for years in Rome and possibly also in Alexandria and Athans. His three surviving works are 'Outlines of Pyrrhonism' (three books and the practical and ethical scepticism of Pyrrho of Elis, ca. 360-275 BC, as develped later, presenting also a case against the Dogmatists); Against the Dogmatistis' (five books dealing with the Logicians, Physicists, and Ethcists); and 'Against the professors' (six books: Grammarians, Rhetors, Geometers, Arithmeticians, Astrologers, and Musicians). These two latter works might be called a general criticism of professors of all arts and sciences. Sextus' work is a source for the history of thought especially because of his development and formulation of former sceptic doctrines
Scepticism, man, & God; selections from the major writings of Sextus Empiricus by Sextus( Book )

15 editions published between 1964 and 1986 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against the logicians by Sextus( Book )

12 editions published between 1935 and 2007 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sextus Empiricus' Against the Logicians is by far the most detailed surviving examination by any ancient Greek skeptic of the areas of epistemology and logic. It critically examines the pretensions of non-skeptical philosophers to have discovered methods for determining the truth, either through direct observation or by inference from the observed to the unobserved. It is therefore a fine example of the Pyrrhonist skeptical method at work. It also provides a mine of information about the ideas of other Greek thinkers, ideas that are in many cases poorly preserved in other sources. This volume presents Against the Logicians in a new and accurate translation, together with a detailed introduction that sets the work in its philosophical context."--Jacket
The skeptic way : Sextus Empiricus's Outlines of Pyrrhonism by Sextus( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Outlines of Pyrrhonism, by the 2nd century A.D. Greek physician Sextus Empiricus was immensely influential in the history of Western philosophy. The rediscovery and publication of this work in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries led directly to the skepticism of Montaigne, Gassendi, Bayle, Descartes, Berkeley, Hume, and others, and eventually to the preoccupation of modern philosophy with attempts to refute or otherwise combat philosophical skepticism. In recent years, however, it has become apparent that Pyrrhonism is in several important respects quite different from the modem forms of skpticism to which the writings of Sextus have given rise. Some of these differences are of particular philosophic interest because they seem to render the ancient form immune to many of the standard responses that are made to skepticism today." "In this book, which incorporates a new translation of the Outlines in their entirety, Benson Mates presents Pyrrhonism not as a mere historical curiosity, as has often been done, but as a philosophical position eminently worthy of serious philosophical consideration here and now. His thorough introduction sets the stage by explaining what Pyrrhonism is and what it is not, and by contrasting it in the relevant respects with modern skepticism. He gives particular attention to explicating a number of quasi-technical terms that occur frequently in the Outlines and have decisive bearing on the philosophical content. By rendering these terms more accurately and uniformly in his translation, he seeks to make the essential features of Sextus's Pyrrhonism more evident to the reader." "The latter part of the book consists of a detailed Commentary, which endeavors to discuss and explain the work, section by section, from a philosophical (as contrasted with a philological) point of view."--Jacket
Contra los dogmáticos by Sextus( )

16 editions published between 1914 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adversus mathematicos : libros I - VI continens by Sextus( )

9 editions published between 1954 and 1961 in 3 languages and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Pros mousikous] = Against the musicians (adversus musicos) : a new critical text and translation on facing pages by Sextus( Book )

11 editions published in 1986 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pyrroneion hypotyposeon libros tres continens editionem stereotypam emendatam curavit addenda et corrigenda adiecit 1 by Sextus( )

5 editions published in 1963 in Latin and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against the ethicists : (Adversus mathematicos XI) by Sextus( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains a translation of Against the Ethicists into clear modern English, together with an introduction and a detailed commentary. Those who have discussed this work in the past have tended to underestimate it, often regarding its main position as essentially the same as that of Sextus' better-known Outlines of Pyrrhonism. Richard Bett shows that Against the Ethicists represents a quite distinct and coherent philosophical outlook, associated with a phase of Scepticism earlier than Sextus himself, an outlook of which little other evidence survives
Sexti Empirici Opera by Sextus( Book )

59 editions published between 1621 and 1984 in 5 languages and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against the grammarians (Adversus mathematicos I) by Sextus( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from the major writings on scepticism, man, & God by Sextus( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against the physicists by Sextus( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sextus Empiricus' Against the Physicists examines numerous topics central to ancient Greek inquiries into the nature of the physical world, covering subjects such as god, cause and effect, whole and part, body, place, motion, time, number, coming into being and perishing and is the most extensive surviving treatment of these topics by an ancient Greek sceptic. Sextus scrutinizes the theories of non-sceptical thinkers and generates suspension of judgement through the assembly of equally powerful opposing arguments. Richard Bett's edition provides crucial background information about the text and elucidation of difficult passages. His accurate and readable translation is supported by substantial interpretative aids, including a glossary and a list of parallel passages relating Against the Physicists to other works of Sextus. This is an indispensable edition for advanced students and scholars studying this important work by an influential philosopher"--Provided by publisher
Les hypotiposes ou institutions Pyrrhoniennes de Sextus Empiricus, en trois livres by Sextus( )

11 editions published between 1725 and 1735 in French and English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Des Sextus Empiricus Pyrrhoneïsche Grundzüge by Sextus( Book )

17 editions published in 1877 in German and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contro gli etici by Sextus( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in Italian and Greek, Ancient and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gegen die Wissenschaftler 1-6 by Sextus( Book )

18 editions published between 1569 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critique of learning, divided into the disciplines of grammar, rhetoric, geometry, arithmetic, astrology, music, logic, physics, and ethics. A short work titled Dialexeis or Dissoi logoi, which was often attributed to Sextus Empiricus and included in manuscripts of his work, is at the end of the volume
Sextus Empiricus by Sextus( Book )

37 editions published between 1933 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pyrrhonism" refers to an ancient school of philosophy. Its followers were skeptical to the extreme, and refrained from passing judgment on anything, preferring to be always inquiring into the nature of reality. Sextus Empiricus (about 160 A.D. - 210 A.D.) was a Greek physician and philosopher
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