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Five modes of scepticism : Sextus Empiricus and the Agrippan modes, Stefan Sienkiewicz

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Five modes of scepticism : Sextus Empiricus and the Agrippan modes
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Five modes of scepticism
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Sextus Empiricus and the Agrippan modes
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Stefan Sienkiewicz
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eng
Summary
"Five Modes of Scepticism' examines the argument forms that lie at the heart of Pyrrhonian scepticism as expressed in the writings of Sextus Empiricus. These are the Agrippan modes of disagreement, hypothesis, infinite regression, reciprocity and relativity; modes which are supposed to bring about that quintessentially sceptical mental state of suspended judgement. Stefan Sienkiewicz analyses how the modes are supposed to do this, both individually and collectively, and from two perspectives. On the one hand there is the perspective of the sceptic's dogmatic opponent and on the other there is the perspective of the sceptic himself. Epistemically speaking, the dogmatist and the sceptic are two different creatures with two different viewpoints. The book elucidates the corresponding differences in the argumentative structure of the modes depending on which of these perspectives is adopted. Previous treatments of the modes have interpreted them from a dogmatic perspective; one of the tasks of the present work is to reorient the way in which scholars have traditionally engaged with the modes. Sienkiewicz advocates moving away from the perspective of the sceptic's opponent - the dogmatist - towards the perspective of the sceptic and trying to make sense of how the sceptic can come to suspend judgement on the basis of the Agrippan modes."--
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1986-
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Sienkiewicz, Stefan
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186
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illustrations
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index present
LC call number
B525
LC item number
.S54 2019
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Oxford philosophical monographs
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  • Sextus
  • Skeptics (Greek philosophy)
  • Skepticism
  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • Skepticism
  • Skeptics (Greek philosophy)
  • 08.21 Ancient philosophy
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Five modes of scepticism : Sextus Empiricus and the Agrippan modes, Stefan Sienkiewicz
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-198) and indexes
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 204 pages
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9780198798361
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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  • (OCoLC)1057299649
  • (OCoLC)on1057299649
Label
Five modes of scepticism : Sextus Empiricus and the Agrippan modes, Stefan Sienkiewicz
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-198) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 204 pages
Isbn
9780198798361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1057299649
  • (OCoLC)on1057299649

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