Academic Scepticism In The Development Of Early Modern Philosophy by Plínio Junqueir SmithAcademic Scepticism In The Development Of Early Modern Philosophy by Plínio Junqueir Smith

Academic Scepticism In The Development Of Early Modern Philosophy

byPlínio Junqueir SmithEditorSébastien Charles

Hardcover | January 4, 2017

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This book explores how far some leading philosophers, from Montaigne to Hume, used Academic Scepticism to build their own brand of scepticism or took it as its main sceptical target. The book offers a detailed view of the main modern key figures, including Sanches, Charron, La Mothe Le Vayer, Bacon, Gassendi, Descartes, Malebranche, Pascal, Foucher, Huet, and Bayle. In addition, it provides a comprehensive assessment of the role of Academic Scepticism in Early Modern philosophy and a complete survey of the period. As a whole, the book offers a basis for a new, balanced assessment of the role played by scepticism in both its forms. Since Richard Popkin's works, there has been considerable interest in the role played by Pyrrhonian Scepticism in Early Modern Philosophy. Comparatively, Academic Scepticism was much neglected by scholars, despite some scattered important contributions. Furthermore, a general assessment of the presence of Academic Scepticism in Early Modern Philosophy is lacking. This book fills the void.
Plínio Junqueira Smith is professor of History of Modern Philosophy and Theory of Knowledge at Universidade Federal de São Paulo (Brazil). He has published many books on the history of scepticism, as well as many papers on scepticism, history of modern philosophy, and analytical theory of knowledge (both in international journals and c...
Title:Academic Scepticism In The Development Of Early Modern PhilosophyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:386 pagesPublished:January 4, 2017Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319454226

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Table of Contents

1. The Philosophy of Francisco Sanches: Academic Scepticism and Conjectural Empiricism (Claudio Buccolini).- 2. La réception des Académiques dans les Essais : une manière voisine et inavouée de faire usage du doute sceptique (Sébastien Prat).- 3. La sagesse de Pierre Charron et le scepticisme académique (Fernando Bahr).- 4. La Mothe Le Vayer et l'Académie sceptique (Sylvia Giocanti).- 5. Reading Scepticism Historically. Scepticism, Acatalepsia and the Fall of Adam in Francis Bacon (Silvia Manzo).- 6. Academic Scepticism and the Early Royal Society (Benjamin D. Hill).- 7. Nos in Diem Vivimus: Gassendi's Probabilism and Academic Philosophy from Day to Day (Delphine Bellis).- 8. The Modes of Descartes' First Meditation (Richard Davies).- 9. Confusing Faith and Reason? Malebranche and Scepticism (Julie Walsh).- 10. Pascal sur le pyrrhonisme de Montaigne dans l'Entretien avec M. de Sacy : doute pyrrhonien ou doute académique? (Martine Pécharman).- 11. Simon Foucher's Academic Scepticism: Between Truth and Probability (Joël Boudreault).- 12. Pierre-Daniel Huet's Readings in Scepticism (Sébastien Charles).- 13. The Implications of Bayle's Qualified Academic Scepticism for Moral Knowledge (Kristen Irwin).- 14. Disagreement and Academic Scepticism in Bayle (Michael W. Hickson).- 15. Academic Scepticism and Pyrrhonian Scepticism in Hume's Dialogues (Todd Ryan).- 16. Hume's Academic Scepticism in its French Context (Plínio Junqueira Smith).