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The Demands of Reason: An Essay on Pyrrhonian Scepticism

Casey Perin

Abstract

Sextus Empiricus' Outlines of Pyrrhonism is one of the most important and influential texts in the history of Greek philosophy. This book examines those aspects of Pyrrhonian Scepticism as Sextus describes it in the Outlines—its commitment to the search for truth and to certain principles of rationality, its scope, and its consequences for action and agency—that are of special philosophical significance. It argues that the Sceptic is engaged in the search for truth and that since this is so, the Sceptic aims to satisfy certain basic rational requirements. This book explains how the fact that t ... More

Keywords: Pyrrhonian scepticism, suspension of judgement, rationality, appearances, belief, tranquillity, action, apraxia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199557905
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557905.001.0001

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Casey Perin, author
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
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