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The Resource Outlines of scepticism, Sextus Empiricus ; translated by Julia Annas and Jonathan Barnes

Outlines of scepticism, Sextus Empiricus ; translated by Julia Annas and Jonathan Barnes

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Outlines of scepticism
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Outlines of scepticism
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Sextus Empiricus ; translated by Julia Annas and Jonathan Barnes
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  • eng
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
Outlines of Scepticism, by the Greek philosopher Sextus Empiricus, is a work of major importance for the history of Greek philosophy. Its first part contains an elaborate exposition of the Pyrrhonian variety of Scepticism; its second and third parts are critical and destructive, arguing against 'dogmatism' in logic, epistemology, science and ethics. The Outlines is the fullest extant account of ancient Scepticism, and it is also one of our most copious sources of information about the other Hellenistic philosophies. Moreover, the rediscovery of Sextus in the sixteenth century brought about a revolution in philosophy. Julia Annas and Jonathan Barnes provide an accurate and readable English translation, with a short introduction and brief annotation. Anyone interested in the history of philosophy will gain from an acquaintance with Sextus; and for students of Hellenistic philosophy his writings are indispensable
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Sextus
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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1942-
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  • Annas, Julia
  • Barnes, Jonathan
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Skepticism
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Outlines of scepticism, Sextus Empiricus ; translated by Julia Annas and Jonathan Barnes
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-222) and indexes
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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28666221
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xviii, 249 pages
Isbn
9780521309509
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1605239
Label
Outlines of scepticism, Sextus Empiricus ; translated by Julia Annas and Jonathan Barnes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-222) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
28666221
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xviii, 249 pages
Isbn
9780521309509
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1605239

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