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The Modes of Scepticism : Ancient Texts and Modern Interpretations - Julia Annas

The Modes of Scepticism

Ancient Texts and Modern Interpretations

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Published: 22nd July 1985
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The Modes of Scepticism is one of the most important and influential of all ancient philosophical texts. The texts made an enormous impact on Western thought when they were rediscovered in the 16th century and they have shaped the whole future course of Western philosophy. Despite their importance, the Modes have been little discussed in recent times. This book translates the texts and supplies them with a discursive commentary, concentrating on philosophical issues but also including historical material. The book will be of interest to professional scholars and philosophers but its clear and non-technical style makes it intelligible to beginners and the interested layman.

"Succint, elegant, careful, and original, it will enlighten and stimulate three different types of reader--elementary students of philosophy, professional philosophers in general, and specialists in ancient philosophy. The credit for this unusual achievement belongs to both the authors and to the ancient Greek texts which form their subject." Journal of the History of Philosophy

Sceptical philosophy
Scepticism in ancient philosophy
The ten modes
Humans and other animals
Human variations
The senses
Circumstances
Places and positions
Mixtures
Quantities
Relativity
The common and the rare
Customs and persuasions
Philo and Diogenes on the modes
The eight modes against causal explanations
The five modes of Agrippa
The two modes
Textual notes
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521276443
ISBN-10: 0521276446
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 22nd July 1985
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.41 x 13.44  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.24