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The politics of skepticism in the ancients, Montaigne, Hume, and Kant

Author: John Christian Laursen
Publisher: Leiden ; New York : E.J. Brill, 1992.
Series: Brill's studies in intellectual history, v. 35.
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This book brings out the profound influence of the tradition of philosophical skepticism on political thought. It shows that many of the root ideas of liberalism in early modern thought were a product of engagement with the skeptical tradition. The book begins with the first extended discussion in the literature of the political implications of ancient skepticism, asking the question, "Can Skeptics Live a Skeptical  Read more...
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Named Person: Michel de Montaigne; Immanuel Kant; Michel Eyquem de Montaigne; David Hume
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Christian Laursen
ISBN: 9004094598 9789004094598
OCLC Number: 26353339
Description: 253 pages ; 25 cm.
Series Title: Brill's studies in intellectual history, v. 35.
Responsibility: by John Christian Laursen.

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