Skepticism: An Anthology

Skepticism: An Anthology
Author: Richard H. Popkin
Language English
Pages: 576
ISBN10: 1591024749
Genre: Philosophy
Goodreads Rating: 4.40
ISBN13: 9781591024743
Published: February 1st 2007 by Prometheus Books

This anthology contains the principal texts of the skeptical tradition from its origins in antiquity to contemporary philosophy. Selections include the writings of both well-known and er-known but influential philosophers of the Western tradition who either advanced skeptical views or dealt with skeptical issues for other philosophical or religious purposes. An introduction on the origins, kinds, and significance of philosophical skepticism puts the various readings in the context of the history of Western philosophy. The editors have also added brief discussions of each philosopher and text included in the anthology, plus a selected bibliography, which lists the main secondary literature on ancient, modern, and contemporary skepticism. This collection is ideal for introductory philosophy courses and courses on intellectual history, or for any reader interested in an influential school of thought, which challenges the nature of philosophy itself.