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Augustine and academic skepticism : a philosophical study

Author: Blake D Dutton
Publisher: Ithaca ; London : Cornell University Press, 2016. ©2016
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Among the most important, but frequently neglected, figures in the history of debates over skepticism is Augustine of Hippo (354-430 CE). His early dialogue, Against the Academics, together with substantial material from his other writings, constitutes a sustained attempt to respond to the tradition of skepticism with which he was familiar. This was the tradition of Academic skepticism, which had its home in Plato's  Read more...
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Dutton, Blake D., 1962-
Augustine and academic skepticism.
Ithaca ; London : Cornell University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2015036020
(OCoLC)921868584
Named Person: Augustine, of Hippo Saint; Augustine, of Hippo Saint
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Blake D Dutton
ISBN: 9781501703553 1501703552
OCLC Number: 951625897
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 273 pages)
Contents: Augustine and the academics --
Discrediting academic skepticism as a philosophical practice --
Socrates, the academics and the good life --
Happiness, wisdom, and the insufficiency of inquiry --
The inaction objection --
Inquiry and belief on authority --
The error of the academics --
Vindicating the possibility of knowledge --
The academic denial of the possibility of knowledge --
The apprehensible truths of philosophy --
Platonism and the apprehensible truths of philosophy --
Defense of the senses --
First person truths.
Responsibility: Blake D. Dutton.

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