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The history of scepticism from Erasmus to Spinoza

Author: Richard H Popkin
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1979.
Series: Campus (Berkeley, Calif.), 226.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and expanded edView all editions and formats
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Based on original research, this book demonstrates conclusively and in details how the transmission of ancient skepticism was a bital factor in the formation of modern thought. It is rich in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: René Descartes; Benedictus de Spinoza; René Descartes; Benedictus de Spinoza; René Descartes; Benedictus de Spinoza
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard H Popkin
ISBN: 0520038762 9780520038769 0520038274 9780520038271
OCLC Number: 5990405
Notes: Rev. ed. published in 1964 under title: The history of scepticism from Erasmus to Descartes.
Description: xxii, 333 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: The intellectual crisis of the Reformation --
The revival of Greek scepticism in the 16th century --
Michel de Montaigne and the 'nouveaux Pyrrhoniens' --
The influence of the new Pyrrhonism --
The libertins érudits --
The counter-attack begins --
Constructive or mitigated scepticism --
Herbert of Cherbury and Jean de Silhon --
Descartes : conqueror of scepticism --
Descartes : sceptique malgré lui --
Isaac La Peyrère and the beginning of religious scepticism --
Spinoza's scepticism and anti-scepticism.
Series Title: Campus (Berkeley, Calif.), 226.
Responsibility: Richard H. Popkin.

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