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Augustine and academic skepticism : a philosophical study

Publisher: Ithaca (N.Y.) ; London : Cornell university press, cop. 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Augustine and Academic Skepticism is the first comprehensive treatment of Augustine's critique of Academic skepticism. In clear and accessible prose, Blake D. Dutton presents that critique as a  Read more...

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Named Person: Augustin, saint; Augustin, saint
Document Type: Book
ISBN: 9780801452932 0801452937
OCLC Number: 999901997
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 257-263. Index.
Description: 1 vol. (XV-273 p.) ; 24 cm.
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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