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Outlines of scepticism

Author: Sextus, Empiricus.; Julia Annas; Jonathan Barnes
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
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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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sextus, Empiricus.; Julia Annas; Jonathan Barnes
ISBN: 0521309506 9780521309509 052131206X 9780521312066
OCLC Number: 28666221
Description: xviii, 249 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Outlines of Pyrrhonism.
Responsibility: Sextus Empiricus ; translated by Julia Annas and Jonathan Barnes.
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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.

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