Skepticism: An Anthology (Paperback)

By Richard H. Popkin (Editor), Jose R. Maia Neto (Editor), Jose R. Maia Neto (Revised by)
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This anthology contains the principal texts of the skeptical tradition from its origins in antiquity to contemporary philosophy. Selections include the writings of both well-known and lesser-known but influential philosophers of the Western tradition who either advanced skeptical views or dealt with skeptical issues for other philosophical or religious purposes. An introduction on the origins, kinds, and significance of philosophical skepticism puts the various readings in the context of the history of Western philosophy. The editors have also added brief discussions of each philosopher and text included in the anthology, plus a selected bibliography, which lists the main secondary literature on ancient, modern, and contemporary skepticism.
This collection is ideal for introductory philosophy courses and courses on intellectual history, or for any reader interested in an influential school of thought, which challenges the nature of philosophy itself.

About the Author


Popkin is the author or editor of over 30 books and 300 articles on philosophy, the history of ideas and Jewish intellectual history. He is currently Professor Emeritus at Washington University (St. Louis) and Adjunct Professor of History and Philosophy at UCLA.

Jose R. Maia Neto (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) is associate professor of philosophy at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in Brazil and the author of Machado de Assis, the Brazilian Pyrrhonian and The Christianization of Pyrrhonism: Scepticism and Faith in Pascal, Kierkegaard, and Shestov.

Jose R. Maia Neto (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) is associate professor of philosophy at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in Brazil and the author of Machado de Assis, the Brazilian Pyrrhonian and The Christianization of Pyrrhonism: Scepticism and Faith in Pascal, Kierkegaard, and Shestov.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781591024743
ISBN-10: 1591024749
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publication Date: May 2007
Pages: 576
Language: English