Sextus Empiricus: Outlines of Scepticism

Sextus Empiricus: Outlines of Scepticism

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Outlines of Scepticism, by the Greek philosopher Sextus Empiricus, is a work of major importance for the history of Greek philosophy. It is the fullest extant account of ancient scepticism, and it is also one of our most copious sources of information about the other Hellenistic philosophies. Its first part contains an elaborate exposition of the Pyrrhonian variety of scepticism; its second and third parts are critical and destructive, arguing against 'dogmatism' in logic, epistemology, science and ethics - an approach that revolutionized the study of philosophy when Sextus' works were rediscovered and published in the sixteenth century. This volume presents the accurate and readable translation which was first published in 1994, together with a substantial new historical and philosophical introduction by Jonathan Barnes.


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Author(s)
Empiricus Sextus, Julia Annas, Jonathan Barnes
Format
Paperback | 286 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 20mm | 480g
Publication date
19 Apr 2017
Publisher
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Publication City/Country
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition
Revised
Edition Statement
2nd Revised edition
Illustrations note
Worked examples or Exercises
ISBN10
0521778093
ISBN13
9780521778091
Bestsellers rank
568,864