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Author: Jan Woleński

Scepticism and Logic1 Jan Wolenski, Jagellonian University Krakow Scepticism is often accused of being inconsistent and thereby self-refuting. My aim in this paper is to show that scepticism is internally coherent, which does not mean that this view is acceptable. In fact, scepticism raises

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Author: Jasper Doomen

The Problems of Scepticism Jasper Doomen, Leiden Dieser Artikel konzentriert sich darauf, die Frage zu beantworten, inwieweit man ein Skeptiker sein kann. Sextus Empiricus’ Grundzüge des Skeptizismus dienen als Anleitung. In Abschnitt 1 wird untersucht, ob drei logische Gesetze eine sichere

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changing impressions of things. One of the striking things about Socrates’s discussion, and the thing that makes the discussion relevant to the history of ancient skepticism, is that the art of 2 “Can the Sceptic Live His Scepticism?” (The Original Sceptics: A Controversy, edited by Myles Burnyeat

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Author: Anna Tigani

of judgment. It constitutes a novel answer to Meno’s puzzle, Dogmatism- and Scepticism-free, with important consequences both for Dogmatism and for Scepticism. Sextus notes that persistent criticism was directed against the Sceptics, according to which “the Sceptics can neither investigate nor think

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Author: Marcel Buß

transcendental argument by radicalizing her scepticism. If a condition for the possibility of the truth of X is the truth of T and T ’s truth is in doubt, then she could simply infer that this casts doubt on X as well. However, there might be a way around this problem. We can turn our attention towards

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union’, is also prominent. These mechanisms belong to the imagination narrowly conceived according to a distinction in section ix of Part III. The role and significance of these mechanisms in the development of Hume’s scepticism is explored. Appreciation of their significance is also argued to cast

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Author: Brian Ribeiro

. Lévy , C. 2010 . The Sceptical Academy: Decline and Afterlife . In: Bett , R. (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Scepticism . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 81 – 104 . Penelhum , T. 1979 . Hume’s Skepticism and the Dialogues . In: Norton , D.F. , Capaldi , N

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Author: Ron Wilburn

of epistemic contextualism (henceforth, contextualism) to be that epistemic standards are determined by contexts of inquiry. It is generally assumed that contextualism, so construed, blunts the force of “external world” skepticism (henceforth, skepticism). I argue herein that this is not the case. On

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Authors: Verity Harte and Melissa Lane

Pyrrhonism and Protagoreanism Catching Sextus Out? Verity Harte, Melissa Lane King’s College, London/King’s College, Cambridge Some Preliminaries This paper is about Pyrrhonism, an ancient form of scepticism, specifically the Pyrrhonism of Sextus Empiricus, mainly as expounded in his work Outlines

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Die pyrrhonische Skepsis zwischen Alltagsuntauglichkeit und Selbstwiderspruch Christian Wirrwitz, Universität Leipzig The main ancient source for Pyrrhonean Scepticism is Sextus Empiricus’ ‘Outlines of Pyrrhonism’. This work seems to support two different strategies: The first is denying the claim

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