Augustine and Academic Skepticism: A Philosophical Study by Blake D. Dutton

By Blake D. Dutton

Among an important, yet often ignored, figures within the background of debates over skepticism is Augustine of Hippo (354–430 CE). His early discussion, Against the Academics, including massive fabric from his different writings, constitutes a sustained try to reply to the culture of skepticism with which he was once commonplace. This was once the culture of educational skepticism, which had its domestic in Plato's Academy and used to be transmitted to the Roman international throughout the writings of Cicero (106–43 BCE). Augustine and educational Skepticism is the 1st accomplished therapy of Augustine’s critique of educational skepticism. In transparent and obtainable prose, Blake D. Dutton offers that critique as a significant paintings of philosophy and engages with it accurately as such.

While Dutton offers an intensive evaluation of educational skepticism and Augustine’s come upon with it, his basic obstacle is to articulate and evaluation Augustine’s technique to discredit educational skepticism as a philosophical perform and vindicate the potential for wisdom opposed to the educational denial of that risk. In doing so, he sheds massive mild on Augustine’s perspectives on philosophical inquiry and the purchase of knowledge.

Show description

Read Online or Download Augustine and Academic Skepticism: A Philosophical Study PDF

Best greek & roman philosophy books

Plato's Cosmology and its Ethical Dimensions

Even though greatly has been written on Plato's ethics, his cosmology has now not bought rather a lot realization in recent years and its value for his moral idea has remained underexplored. via delivering debts of Timaeus, Philebus, Politicus and legislation X, the e-book unearths a strongly symbiotic relation among the cosmic and human sphere.

Über Platons „Staat“ Bücher 2 bis 4 (German Edition)

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2011 im Fachbereich Philosophie - Philosophie der Antike, be aware: 1,7, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Veranstaltung: Platons Theorie der Gerechtigkeit, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Meine goal für diese Arbeit ist es herauszufinden, worin die Funktion der Entwicklung von Platons Staatsmodell im Hinblick auf die Gerechtigkeit besteht.

Lysias (Oratory of Classical Greece)

This is often the second one quantity within the Oratory of Classical Greece sequence. deliberate for e-book over numerous years, the sequence will current all the surviving speeches from the past due 5th and fourth centuries B. C. in new translations ready through classical students who're on the vanguard of the self-discipline.

Sophistry and Political Philosophy: Protagoras' Challenge to Socrates

One of many important demanding situations to modern political philosophy is the plain impossibility of arriving at any quite often agreed upon “truths. ” As Nietzsche saw in his Will to energy, the currents of relativism that experience come to signify glossy idea may be stated to were born with historical sophistry.

Extra resources for Augustine and Academic Skepticism: A Philosophical Study

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.95 of 5 – based on 6 votes