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Epistemology After Sextus Empiricus

Katja Maria Vogt and Justin Vlasits


Pyrrhonian skepticism is defined by its commitment to inquiry. The Greek work skepsis means inquiry—not doubt, or whatever else later forms of skepticism took to be at the core of skeptical philosophy. The book proposes that Sextus Empiricus’s legacy in the history of epistemology is that he developed an epistemology of inquiry. The volume’s authors investigate epistemology after Sextus, both ways in which he has influenced the history of philosophy and ways in which he and the Pyrrhonian tradition he represents ought to contribute to contemporary debates. As a whole, the book aims to (re)inst ... More

Keywords: Sextus Empiricus, epistemology, perception, proof, Pyrrhonism, ancient skepticism, inquiry

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190946302
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190946302.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Katja Maria Vogt, editor
Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University

Justin Vlasits, editor
Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Tübingen

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