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The history of scepticism : from Savonarola to Bayle

Author: Richard Henry Popkin
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   book_printbook : English : Rev. and expanded edView all editions and formats
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Popkin's work has generated innumerable citations and remains a valuable stimulus to current historical research. In this updated version, he has revised and expanded throughout, and has added three new chapters, one on Savonarola, one on Henry More and Ralph Cudworth, and one on Pascal. This is an authoritative treatment of the theme of scepticism and its historical impact.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Henry Popkin
ISBN: 0195107675 0195107683 9780195107685 9780195107678
OCLC Number: 49550313
Notes: Rev. and expanded ed. of: The history of scepticism from Erasmus to Spinoza. Rev. and expanded ed. c1979.
Description: xxiv, 415 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The intellectual crisis of the reformation --
2. The revival of Greek scepticism in the sixteenth century --
3. Michel de Montaigne and the Nouveaux Pyrrhoniens --
4. The influence of the new Pyrrhonism --
5. The Libertins Érudits --
6. The counterattack begins --
7. Constructive or mitigated scepticism --
8. Herbert of Cherbury and Jean de Silhon --
9. Decartes: conqueror of scepticism --
10. Decartes: Sceptique Malgré Lui --
11. Some spiritual and religious answers to scepticism and descartes: Henry More, Blaise Pascal, and Quietists --
12. Political and practical answers to scepticism: Thomas Hobbes --
13. Philosophers of the royal society: Wilkins, Boyle, and Glanvill --
14. Biblical criticism and the beginning of religious scepticism --
15. Spinoza's scepticism and antiscepticism --
16. Scepticism and late seventeenth-century metaphysics --
17. The new sceptics: Simon Foucher and Pierre-Daniel Huet --
18. Pierre Bayle: superscepticism and the beginnings of enlightenment dogmatism.
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