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Philosophical Skepticism (Blackwell Readings in Philosophy)

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ISBN 10: 0631213538 / ISBN 13: 9780631213536
Published by Wiley-Blackwell, 2003
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Title: Philosophical Skepticism (Blackwell Readings...

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

Publication Date: 2003

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Philosophical Skepticism provides a selection of texts drawn from the skeptical tradition of Western philosophy as well as texts written by opponents of skepticism. Taken together with the historical introduction by Landesman and Meeks, these texts clearly illustrate the profound influence that skeptical stances have had on the nature of philosophical inquiry.

  • Draws a selection of texts from the skeptical tradition of Western philosophy as well as texts written by opponents of skepticism.
  • Spans centuries of skeptical and anti-skeptical arguments, from Socrates to Rorty.
  • Includes essays by Plato, Cicero, Diogenes Laertius, Descartes, Hume, Kant, Kierkegaard, Russell, Quine, Nagel, and many others.
  • Provides a solid foundation for further study.

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Philosophical Skepticism provides a selection of important writings by both skeptics and opponents of the skeptical tradition of Western philosophy. These writings, together with the historical introduction by Landesman and Meeks, clearly illustrate the profound influence that skeptical stances have had on the nature of philosophical inquiry.

This collection spans the centuries of skeptical and anti-skeptical arguments, from Socrates to Rorty. It includes selections from the writings of Plato, Diogenes Laertius, Cicero, Sextus Empiricus, Descartes, Hume, Kant, Kierkegaard, Russell, Quine, Nagel, and many others. From this collection, readers will gain a sufficient background to engage in further study of skepticism from both classical and contemporary sources.

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