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The Sceptics

1st Edition

By R.J. Hankinson


388 pages

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Paperback: 9780415184465
pub: 1998-03-26
Hardback: 9781138145672
pub: 2016-08-01

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The Sceptics is the first comprehensive, up-to-date treatment of Greek scepticism, from the beginnings of epistemology with Xenophanes, to the final full development of Pyrrhonism as presented in the work of Sextus Empiricus. Tracing the evolution of scepticism from 500 B.C to A.D 200, this clear and rigorous analysis presents the arguments of the Greek sceptics in their historical context and provides an in-depth study of the various strands of the sceptical tradition.


'Hankinson does a careful job … he enters areas of current controversy wth judicious reflections, sometimes challenging the most recent work in the field.' - Mind

'The book is now, and likely to remain for a while, the best introduction in English to ancient scepticism' - Julia Annas, University of Arizona

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