The Modes of Scepticism: Ancient Texts and Modern Interpretations
Cambridge University Press, May 23, 1985 - Philosophy - 203 pages
The Modes of Scepticism is one of the most important and influential of all ancient philosophical texts. The texts made an enormous impact on Western thought when they were rediscovered in the 16th century and they have shaped the whole future course of Western philosophy. Despite their importance, the Modes have been little discussed in recent times. This book translates the texts and supplies them with a discursive commentary, concentrating on philosophical issues but also including historical material. The book will be of interest to professional scholars and philosophers but its clear and non-technical style makes it intelligible to beginners and the interested layman.
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admixtures Aenesidemus affected ancient scepticism animals appears different appears F apple apprehended Arcesilaus argues Aristocles of Messene Aristotle assert belief in myth Chrysippus claim colour conflict of appearances custom Descartes Diogenes Diogenes Laertius discussion dispute dogmatic suppositions dogmatists doubt Eighth Mode Epicureans Epicurus epistemology ethical everything is relative example external existing objects fact Favorinus Five Modes follows Fourth Mode grasp Greek Hence humans illustrations infer intellect judge kind lifestyle look means mind mode depending modern sceptics Modes of Agrippa nature observed oppositions Outlines of Pyrrhonism perception perhaps Philo philosophical Plato plausible premisses produced proof Protagoras puzzle Pyrrhonian Pyrrhonism Pyrrhonist quantity question reason recognise refers relativism Relativity Mode sceptical conclusion sense Seventh Mode Sextus Sextus Empiricus silver someone sort Stoics such-and-such suggestion suppose suspend judgement suspension of judgement taste Tenth Mode Theaetetus things appear thought true unnatural x appears F