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Author Fosl, Peter S.

Title Hume's scepticism : pyrrhonian and academic / Peter S. Fosl.

Imprint Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2020.

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Description 1 online resource
Series Edinburgh studies in Scottish philosophy
Edinburgh studies in Scottish philosophy.
Contents Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations and Conventions; Introduction: Into Those Immense Depths; Part I: Academic and Pyrrhonian Scepticism, Ancient and Modern; 1. Hume and Ancient Academic Scepticism; 1.1. Doubt in the Old Academy; 1.2. Probabilism, Fallibilism, and Belief in the Middle and New Academies; 1.3. The Theoretical Sceptics: Clitomachian and Metrodorian Scepticism; 1.4. Conclusion; 2. Hume and the Legacy of Academic Scepticism; 2.1. The Career of Academic Scepticism; 2.2. Hume's Academic Scepticism; 2.3. Conclusion; 3. Hume and Ancient Pyrrhonian Scepticism; 3.1. Origins: From Pyrrho to Sextus Empiricus; 3.2. The Agogê of Appearances; 3.3. Negative Pyrrhonism: Subversion, Suspension, and Silence; 3.4. Positive Pyrrhonism: Constructive Philosophical Theory; 3.5. A General Framework for Pyrrhonian Scepticism; 3.6. Conclusion; 4. Hume and the Legacy of Pyrrhonian Scepticism; 4.1. The Career of Pyrrhonism; 4.2. Pyrrhonism in Hume; 4.3. Conclusion; Part II: Hume's True Sceptical Philosophy; 5. Phûsis, The Fatalities of Appearance; 5.1. The Fluvial and the Necessary: The 'Current of Nature'; 5.2. Apelletic Empiricism and the Priority of Hume's Sceptical Naturalism; 5.3. The Fatalities of Nature and Human Empereia; 5.4. Conclusion; 6. Ethos, The Great Sceptical Guide; 6.1. Inhabiting the World; 6.2. Sceptical Politics; 6.3. Scepticism and Religion; 6.4. Conclusion; 7. Technai, Dogmatism and Hume's Technologies of Doubt; 7.1. A Caveat and a Reminder; 7.2. Epistemological Dogmatism; 7.3. Metaphysical Dogmatism; 7.4. Conclusion; 8. Pathê, Hume's Non-Dogmatic Philosophy; 8.1. Hume's Doxastic Scepticism and Non-Dogmatic Philosophy; 8.2. Three Kinds of Assent; 8.3. Sceptical Science and Dogmatic Hidden Standards; 8.4. Conclusion: An End to the Voyage; Bibliography; Index.
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Subject Hume, David, 1711-1776.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: 1474451128 9781474451123 (OCoLC)1110131147
ISBN 9781474451147 (electronic bk.)
1474451144 (electronic bk.)