The New Synthese Historical Library

Pyrrhonism in Ancient, Modern, and Contemporary Philosophy

Editors: Machuca, Diego E. (Ed.)

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  • The first collection of essays entirely devoted to a detailed study of Pyrrhonian skepticism in ancient, modern, and contemporary philosophy
  • Combines historical and exegetical analysis with systematic investigation
  • Contributions by leading experts in the field
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In recent years, there has been renewed interest in Pyrrhonism among both philosophers and historians of philosophy. This skeptical tradition is complex and multifaceted, since the Pyrrhonian arguments have been put into the service of different enterprises or been approached in relation to interests which are quite distinct. The diversity of conceptions and uses of Pyrrhonism accounts for the diversity of the challenges it is deemed to pose and of the attempts to meet them. The present volume brings together twelve essays by leading specialists which explore the history and philosophical significance of this form of skepticism: they discuss some thorny questions concerning ancient Pyrrhonism, explore its influence on certain modern thinkers, and examine it in relation to contemporary analytic philosophy. The essays combine historical and exegetical analysis with an assessment of the philosophical merits of the Pyrrhonian outlook, with the aim of understanding it both in its historical context and in connection with contemporary concerns. This volume, the first entirely devoted to a detailed study of the Pyrrhonian tradition, is intended to open up new exegetical and philosophical perspectives on Pyrrhonism and to motivate further examination of certain difficult issues. It will be a valuable resource for scholars of ancient philosophy, historians of modern philosophy, and epistemologists, as well as for graduate students interested in skepticism.

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Diego E. Machuca (PhD, UBA) is Assistant Researcher in Philosophy at the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (Argentina), and co-editor of the International Journal for the Study of Skepticism. He has published articles on ancient skepticism, ethical skepticism, and Descartes in Pacific Philosophy Quarterly, Ancient Philosophy, Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie, Philosophy Compass, and elsewhere. He has also edited the volume, New Essays on Ancient Pyrrhonism (Brill, 2011).

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pyrrhonism in Ancient, Modern, and Contemporary Philosophy
Editors
  • Diego E. Machuca
Series Title
The New Synthese Historical Library
Series Volume
70
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1991-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1991-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1990-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3764-8
Series ISSN
1879-8578
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 248
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