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Skepticism in the modern age : building on the work of Richard Popkin

Author: José Raimundo Maia Neto; Gianni Paganini; John Christian Laursen
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009.
Series: Brill's studies in intellectual history, v. 181.
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This book reassesses the role and impact of skepticism in early modern philosophy, revisiting and reinterpreting the positions of some of the main early modern philosophers in relation to this  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: José Raimundo Maia Neto; Gianni Paganini; John Christian Laursen
ISBN: 9789004177840 9004177841
OCLC Number: 320588902
Notes: Proceedings of a conference titled "Skepticism from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment : a conference in memory of Richard H. Popkin (1923-2005)", held at Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Oct. 22-25, 2007.
Description: vii, 389 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction / José R. Maia Neto, Gianni Paganini, and John Christian Laursen --
Richard Popkin and his history of scepticism / Jeremy D. Popkin --
Part one: Montaigne and his skeptical background. The anthropological argument : the rediscovery of ancient skepticism in modern thought / Danilo Marcondes --
The current debate about Montaigne's skepticism / Vicente Raga Rosaleny --
On skeptical fideism in Montaigne's Apology for Raymond Sebond / Sérgio Cardoso --
Montaigne's radical skepticism / Luiz Eva --
Part two: Early modern thinkers close to skepticism. Skeptical aspects of Francesco Guicciardini's thought / Newton Bignotto --
Probability, certainty and facts in Francis Bacon's natural histories : a double attitude towards skepticism / Silvia Manzo --
Skepticism and cynicism in the work of Pedro de Valencia / John Christian Laursen --
Periegesis and skepticism : La Peyrère, geographer / Frédéric Gabriel --
Skepticism, belief, and justification / Plínio Junqueira Smith --
Part three: Skepticism and politics. Absolutism and despotism in Samuel Sorbière : notes on skepticism and politics / Lorenzo Bianchi --
Montaigne's and Bayle's variations : the philosophical form of skepticism in politics / Renato Lessa --
Part four: Sources of Cartesian doubt. Aristotle's perplexity becomes Descartes's doubt : Metaphysics 3, 1 and methodical doubt in Benito Pereira and René Descartes / Constance Blackwell --
Descartes and Renaissance skepticism : the Sanches case / Gianni Paganini --
The hyperbolic way to the truth from Balzac to Descartes : "toute hyperbole tend là, de nous amener à la vérité par l'excès de la vérité, c'est-à-dire par la mensonge" / Giulia Belgioioso --
Part five: Skepticism in early Cartesianism. Early German reactions to Huet's Censura / Jean-Robert Armogathe --
Acquired skepticism in the seventeenth century / José R. Maia Neto --
Skepticism and solipsism in the eighteenth century : returning to the egoist question / Sébastien Charles --
Part six: Hume. Skepticism and religious belief in A treatise of human nature / Lívia Guimarães --
Criticism and science in Hume / Frédéric Brahami.
Series Title: Brill's studies in intellectual history, v. 181.
Responsibility: edited by José R. Maia Neto, Gianni Paganini, John Christian Laursen.

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Ceci revient, d'une part, a inclure dans une telle histoire des auteurs dont les liens avec le scepticisme n'ont pas ete jusqu'ici etudies de facon systematique et, d'autre part, a proceder a des Read more...

 
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