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The history of scepticism : from Savonarola to Bayle

Author: Richard Henry Popkin
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Rev. and expanded edView all editions and formats
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This is the third edition of a classic book first published in 1960, which has sold thousands of copies in two paperback edition and has been translated into several foreign languages. Popkin's work has generated innumerable citations, and remains a valuable stimulus to current historical research. In this updated version, he has revised and expanded throughout, and has added three new chapters, one on Savonarola,  Read more...
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History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Popkin, Richard Henry, 1923-
History of scepticism.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003
(DLC) 2002025769
(OCoLC)49550313
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Henry Popkin
ISBN: 9780195355390 0195355393 9780198026716 0198026714 1423761251 9781423761259
OCLC Number: 65192690
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 415 pages)
Contents: 1. The intellectual crisis of the reformation --
2. The revival of Greek scepticism in the sixteenth century --
3. Michel de Montaigne and the Nouveaux Pyrrhoniens --
4. The influence of the new Pyrrhonism --
5. The Libertins Érudits --
6. The counterattack begins --
7. Constructive or mitigated scepticism --
8. Herbert of Cherbury and Jean de Silhon --
9. Decartes: conqueror of scepticism --
10. Decartes: Sceptique Malgré Lui --
11. Some spiritual and religious answers to scepticism and descartes: Henry More, Blaise Pascal, and Quietists --
12. Political and practical answers to scepticism: Thomas Hobbes --
13. Philosophers of the royal society: Wilkins, Boyle, and Glanvill --
14. Biblical criticism and the beginning of religious scepticism --
15. Spinoza's scepticism and antiscepticism --
16. Scepticism and late seventeenth-century metaphysics --
17. The new sceptics: Simon Foucher and Pierre-Daniel Huet --
18. Pierre Bayle: superscepticism and the beginnings of enlightenment dogmatism.
Responsibility: Richard Popkin.
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