The History of Scepticism: From Savonarola to Bayle

Paperback | February 15, 2003

byRichard H. Popkin

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This is the third edition of a classic book first published in 1960, which has sold thousands of copies in two paperback edition and has been translated into several foreign languages. Popkin's work has generated innumerable citations, and remains a valuable stimulus to current historicalresearch. In this updated version, he has revised and expanded throughout, and has added three new chapters, one on Savonarola, one on Henry More and Ralph Cudworth, and one on Pascal. This authoritative treatment of the theme of scepticism and its historical impact will appeal to scholars andstudents of early modern history now as much as ever.

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This is the third edition of a classic book first published in 1960, which has sold thousands of copies in two paperback edition and has been translated into several foreign languages. Popkin's work has generated innumerable citations, and remains a valuable stimulus to current historicalresearch. In this updated version, he has revise...

Richard Popkin is at Washington University, St. Louis (Emeritus).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:440 pages, 6.1 × 9.21 × 0.91 inPublished:February 15, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195107683

ISBN - 13:9780195107685

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"One of the aspects that makes Popkin's book (and his work in general) of special value is its taking into consideration major and minor thinkers whose views are not well-known."--Phil. Jahrbuch