Proof, Knowledge, and Scepticism: Essays in Ancient Philosophy III

Hardcover | March 7, 2014

byJonathan Barnes

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Proof, Knowledge, and Scepticism is the third volume of Jonathan Barnes' papers on ancient philosophy. It contains twenty-two pieces which turn about epistemological matters. The papers have all been brushed down, and some of them have been revised. One or two of them appear for the first timein English.The first three pieces form a prologue (and link this volume to its predecessor): they deal with certain ancient views about the relation between logic on the one hand and knowledge and science on the other. After that, the book divides into two unequal parts. The first part is concerned with proof,five of its ten chapters discussing Aristotle and three. The second is chiefly occupied with scepticism - more particularly, with the Pyrrhonian version of ancient scepticism. A final piece says something about the Book of Ecclesiastes.The essays in this volume, some of which are less familiar than others, are written with brio: anyone with an interest in ancient philosophy will find them amusing.

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Proof, Knowledge, and Scepticism is the third volume of Jonathan Barnes' papers on ancient philosophy. It contains twenty-two pieces which turn about epistemological matters. The papers have all been brushed down, and some of them have been revised. One or two of them appear for the first timein English.The first three pieces form a pr...

Jonathan Barnes taught at Oxford for 25 years, being a Fellow first of Oriel and then of Balliol. He then spent eight years at the University of Geneva, before becoming Professor of Ancient Philosophy at the Sorbonne. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His many publications include...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:640 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.1 inPublished:March 7, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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AcknowledgementsPreface1. Logic and the imperial Platonists2. Galen and the utility of logic3. Reason and faith4. Socrates and the jury5. Aristotle on knowledge and proof6. Proof and the syllogism7. Aristotle's theory of demonstration8. Aristotle's philosophy of the sciences9. Aristotle, Menaechmus, and circular proof10. Proofs and syllogisms in Galen11. Galen on logic and therapy12. Language in Galen's simp med temp13. Epicurean signs14. Proof destroyed15. nova non philosophandi philosophia16. Sextan scepticism17. Pyrrhonism, belief, and causation18. Scepticism and the arts19. Scepticism and relativity20. Scepticism and scandal21. An Aristotelian way with scepticism22. Scepticism and the Book of EcclesiastesBibliographyIndex of PassagesGeneral Index