Outlines of Scepticism

Outlines of Scepticism

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 skepticism, and it is also one of our most copious sources of information about the other Hellenistic philosophies. Its argumentative approach revolutionized the study of philosophy when Sextus' works were rediscovered in the sixteenth century. This volume presents the accurate and readable translation that was first published in 1994, together with a substantial new historical and philosophical introduction by Jonathan Barnes.

Title:Outlines of Scepticism
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780521778091
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  • Jon Nakapalau

    I am skeptical that I fully understood this book, but I love the way writers of the past just said what they thought...like it or leave it....

  • Erick

    Getting through this book was a bit of a trial. I can say, though, that now having finished it, this philosophy impressed me even less than Epicureanism did, which doesn't say much for either, but say...

  • Yann

    Lorsque la philosophie sceptique parait en Grèce avec Pyrrhon d’Elis, au début du troisième siècle avant notre ère, la plupart des autres grandes écoles philosophiques existent déjà : Acadé...

  • Laurine

    Presque deux ans pour finir ce livre, et pour cause. Par une suite de raisonnements imb*tables et de coupages de cheveux en mille, Sextus nous montre que rien n’existe, rien n’est connaissable, il...

  • Alp Turgut

    Eleştiri odağına dogmatiklere alarak dogmatik görüşleri kuşkucu yöntemlerle tek tek çürütmek için uğraşan Sextus Empiricus, "Pyrrhonculuğun Esasları / Sextus Empiricus: Outlines of Sce...

  • Muath Aziz

    الكتاب مع يزيدWhen you take some honey, it tastes good to you, there is no denying in that. But, is honey truly in its essence sweet? Some are disgusted by the taste of honey and they can ...

  • sologdin

    The object of Pyrrhonian skepticism is ultimately aesthetic, “a standstill of the intellect, owing to which we neither reject nor posit anything. Tranquility [ataraxia—from taratein, to trouble] i...

  • Arthur Kyriazis

    one of the most important books in the history of philosophy. ...

  • Noah Goats

    In these days when nitwits are willing to get into shouting matches (or to blow people up) in the defense of their moronic and sloppily thought out dogmatic opinions, there’s something refreshing ab...

  • Coyle

    Are you skeptical about things? Is your instinct to disbelieve what others tell you, however trustworthy it seems and however often I've they've been right in the past? Well, let me tell you that you'...