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Title Skepticism in the modern age : building on the work of Richard Popkin / edited by José R. Maia Neto, Gianni Paganini, John Christian Laursen
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 389 pages)
Series Brill's studies in intellectual history, 0920-8607 ; v. 181
Brill's studies in intellectual history ; v. 181
Contents Introduction / José R. Maia Neto, Gianni Paganini, and John Christian Laursen -- Richard Popkin and his history of scepticism / Jeremy D. Popkin -- Part one: Montaigne and his skeptical background. The anthropological argument : the rediscovery of ancient skepticism in modern thought / Danilo Marcondes -- The current debate about Montaigne's skepticism / Vicente Raga Rosaleny -- On skeptical fideism in Montaigne's Apology for Raymond Sebond / Sérgio Cardoso -- Montaigne's radical skepticism / Luiz Eva -- Part two: Early modern thinkers close to skepticism. Skeptical aspects of Francesco Guicciardini's thought / Newton Bignotto -- Probability, certainty and facts in Francis Bacon's natural histories : a double attitude towards skepticism / Silvia Manzo -- Skepticism and cynicism in the work of Pedro de Valencia / John Christian Laursen -- Periegesis and skepticism : La Peyrère, geographer / Frédéric Gabriel -- Skepticism, belief, and justification / Plínio Junqueira Smith -- Part three: Skepticism and politics. Absolutism and despotism in Samuel Sorbière : notes on skepticism and politics / Lorenzo Bianchi -- Montaigne's and Bayle's variations : the philosophical form of skepticism in politics / Renato Lessa -- Part four: Sources of Cartesian doubt. Aristotle's perplexity becomes Descartes's doubt : Metaphysics 3, 1 and methodical doubt in Benito Pereira and René Descartes / Constance Blackwell -- Descartes and Renaissance skepticism : the Sanches case / Gianni Paganini -- The hyperbolic way to the truth from Balzac to Descartes : "toute hyperbole tend là, de nous amener à la vérité par l'excès de la vérité, c'est-à-dire par la mensonge" / Giulia Belgioioso -- Part five: Skepticism in early Cartesianism. Early German reactions to Huet's Censura / Jean-Robert Armogathe -- Acquired skepticism in the seventeenth century / José R. Maia Neto -- Skepticism and solipsism in the eighteenth century : returning to the egoist question / Sébastien Charles -- Part six: Hume. Skepticism and religious belief in A treatise of human nature / Lívia Guimarães -- Criticism and science in Hume / Frédéric Brahami
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Skepticism -- History -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Laursen, John Christian.
Maia Neto, José Raimundo, 1959-
Paganini, Gianni, 1950-
Skepticism from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment: a Conference in Memory of Richard H. Popkin (1923-2005) (2007 : Belo Horizonte, Brazil)
LC no. 2009022054
ISBN 9004177841 (electronic bk.)
9047431901 (electronic bk.)
9789004177840 (electronic bk.)
9789047431909 (electronic bk.)