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Nietzsche and the Ancient Skeptical Tradition

Jessica N. Berry


The impact of Nietzsche's engagement with the Greek skeptics has never been systematically explored in a book-length work—an inattention that belies the interpretive weight Nietzsche scholars otherwise attribute to his early career as a professor of classical philology and to the fascination with Greek literature and culture that persisted throughout his productive academic life. This book brings together and expands on previously published work on Nietzsche and the Greek skeptics to fill this gap in the literature on Nietzsche by demonstrating how an understanding of ancient skepticism—the Py ... More

Keywords: Nietzsche, Pyrrhonism, Sextus Empiricus, skepticism, epistemology, metaethics, antirealism, perspectivism, Greek philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195368420
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368420.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jessica N. Berry, author
Georgia State University, Department of Philosophy
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