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Sextus Empiricus : The Transmission and Recovery of Pyrrhonism - Luciano Floridi

Sextus Empiricus

The Transmission and Recovery of Pyrrhonism


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The subject is Sextus Empiricus, one the chief sources of information on ancient philosophy and one of the most influential authors in the history of skepticism. Sextus' works have had an extraordinary influence on western philosophy, and this book provides the first exhaustive and detailed study of their recovery, transmission, and intellectual influence through Late Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance. This study deals with Sextus' biography, as well as the history of the availability and reception of his works. It also contains an extensive bibliographical section, including editions, translations, and commentaries.

Floridi's complete and rigorous book constitutes a major contribution for the knowledge of the transmission and influence of Sextus' writings, which makes it an essential work of reference for any study in this field. The British Journal for the History of Philosophy A fascinating read for anyone interested in the history of Scepticism. Greece & Rome

Prefacep. vii
Abbreviationsp. xv
Sextus Empiricusp. 2
Fortunap. 3
Bibliographyp. 53
Outlines of Pyrrhonismp. 63
Against the Mathematiciansp. 79
A Short List of Manuscripts of Sextus Empiricusp. 89
A Quantitative Analysis of the Manuscript Traditionp. 95
The Latin Translations and the Manuscript Traditionp. 97
The Names of the Pyrrhoniansp. 101
Notesp. 107
Bibliographyp. 121
Index Nominump. 141
Index Rerump. 147
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ISBN: 9780195146714
ISBN-10: 0195146719
Series: Society for Classical Studies American Classical Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 172
Published: 1st February 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 16.5  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.41