Sextus Empiricus and Pyrrhonean Scepticism
ISBN/ASIN: 0198238525,9780198238522 | 2002 | English | pdf | 327/327 pages | 11.3 Mb
Publisher: Oxford University Press | Author: Alan Bailey
Alan Bailey offers a clear and vigorous exposition and defence of the philosophy of Sextus Empiricus, one of the most influential of ancient thinkers, the father of philosophical scepticism. The subsequent sceptical tradition in philosophy has not done justice to Sextus: his views stand up today as remarkably insightful, offering a fruitful way to approach issues of knowledge, understanding, belief, and rationality. Bailey's refreshing presentation of Sextus to a modern philosophical readership rescues scepticism from the sceptics.