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Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy

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Sextus Empiricus' Against the Logicians is by far the most detailed surviving examination by any ancient Greek sceptic of the areas of epistemology and logic. It critically examines the pretensions of non-sceptical philosophers to have discovered methods for determining the truth, either through direct observation or by inference from the observed to the unobserved. It is therefore a fine example of the Pyrrhonist sceptical method at work. It also provides a mine of information about the ideas of other Greek thinkers, ideas that are in many cases poorly preserved in other sources. This volume presents Against the Logicians in a new and accurate translation, together with a detailed introduction that sets the work in its philosophical context.

Author Biography

Richard Bett is Professor of Philosophy and Classics at Johns Hopkins University.
Release date NZ
December 22nd, 2005
Contributor
Edited by Richard Bett
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
254
Dimensions
152x229x16
ISBN-13
9780521824972
Product ID
1772256

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