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Title Skepticism and political thought in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries / edited by John Christian Laursen and Gianni Paganini
Published Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 292 pages)
Series UCLA Clark library series
UCLA Clark Memorial Library series.
Contents Introduction / John Christian Laursen and Gianni Paganini -- Neither Philosophy nor Politics? The Ancient Pyrrhonian Approach to Everyday Life / Emidio Spinelli -- La Mothe Le Vayer and Political Skepticism / Daniel R. Brunstetter -- Hobbes and the French Skeptics / Gianni Paganini -- Questionnnements sceptiques et politiques de la fable: les "autres mondes" du libertinage érudit / Jean-Charles Darmon -- Obeying the Laws and Customs of the Country: Living in Disorder and Barbarity. The Powerlessness of Political Skepticism According to the 'Discours sceptiques' (1657) of Samuel Sorbière / Sylvia Giocanti -- Bernard Mandeville's Skeptical Political Philosophy / Rui Bertrand Romão -- David Hume: Skepticism in Politics? / Andrew Sabl -- Denis Diderot and the Politics of Materialist Skepticism / Whitney Mannies -- Rousseau: Philosophical and Religious Skepticism and Political Dogmatism / María José Villaverde -- Skepticism and Political Economy: Smith, Hume, and Rousseau / Pierre Force -- Can a Skeptic Be a Reformer? Skepticism in Morals and Politics during the Enlightenment: The Case of Voltaire / Rodrigo Brandão -- From General Skepticism to Complete Dogmatism: Jacques-Pierre Brissot de Warville / Sébastien Charles -- Carl Friedrich Stäudlin's Diagnosis of the Political Effects of Skepticism in Late Eighteetn-Century Germany / John Christian Laursen
Summary Surveying the use of skepticism in works by Hobbes, Descartes, Hume, Smith, and Kant, among others, these essays demonstrate the pervasive impact of skepticism on the intellectual landscape of early modern Europe
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Sextus, Empiricus.
Skepticism -- Political aspects -- History -- 17th century.
Skepticism -- Political aspects -- History -- 18th century.
Skeptics (Greek philosophy)
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Laursen, John Christian, editor
Paganini, Gianni, 1950- editor
ISBN 1442619724 (electronic bk.)
9781442619722 (electronic bk.)