Sextus Empiricus: The Transmission and Recovery of Pyrrhonism

Hardcover | December 15, 2001

byLuciano Floridi

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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 detailedstudy 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.

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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 detailedstudy of their recovery, transmission, and int...

Luciano Floridi is at Magdalen College, Oxford University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:172 pages, 9.29 × 6.3 × 0.79 inPublished:December 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195146719

ISBN - 13:9780195146714

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"This book is a very polished, highly professional and scholarly study of the history of the accessibility and influence of the works of Sextus Empiricus, one of the most important of the later ancient skeptics. It will no doubt be of value to a good number of scholars in different domains. Aswell as an overview of the availability and transmission of Sextus's works, the author provides a very useful bibliographical study, including editions, translations, and commentaries, and four appendices look closely at a number of medieval and Latin translations."--Steven M. Nadler, University ofWisconsin-Madison