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Against the Professors : Loeb Classical Library - Empiricus Sextus

Against the Professors

Loeb Classical Library : Book 4

By: Empiricus Sextus, R.G. Bury (Transcribed by)

Hardcover Published: 1st July 1989
ISBN: 9780674994201
Number Of Pages: 416

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Sextus Empiricus (ca. 160-210 CE), exponent of scepticism and critic of the Dogmatists, was a Greek physician and philosopher, pupil and successor of the medical sceptic Herodotus (not the historian) of Tarsus. He probably lived for years in Rome and possibly also in Alexandria and Athens. His three surviving works are "'Outlines of Pyrrhonism'" (three books on the practical and ethical scepticism of Pyrrho of Elis, ca. 360-275 BCE, as developed later, presenting also a case against the Dogmatists); "'Against the Dogmatists'" (five books dealing with the Logicians, the Physicists, and the Ethicists); and "'Against the Professors'" (six books: Grammarians, Rhetors, Geometers, Arithmeticians, Astrologers, and Musicians). These two latter works might be called a general criticism of professors of all arts and sciences. Sextus's work is a valuable source for the history of thought especially because of his development and formulation of former sceptic doctrines.

The Loeb Classical Library edition of Sextus Empiricus is in four volumes.

Prefatory Note Against The Professors
Book I
Book II
Book III
Book IV
Book V
Book VI
Index of Names
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ISBN: 9780674994201
ISBN-10: 0674994205
Series: Loeb Classical Library : Book 4
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 1st July 1989
Publisher: HARVARD UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.15 x 11.43  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 382

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