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Sextus Empiricus and Greek Scepticism (Large Print Edition) e-book

Author:

Mary Mills Patrick

Language:

English

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Humanities

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1243 kb

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Rating:

4.8

Publisher:

BiblioLife; Large Print edition (August 18, 2008)

Pages:

156

ISBN:

055426451X

Sextus Empiricus and Greek Scepticism (Large Print Edition) e-book

by Mary Mills Patrick


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The metadata below describe the original scanning. Thesis (Ph. -University of Bern. This thesis is accompanied by a translation from the Greek of the first book of the "Pyrrhonic sketches" by Sextus Empiricus.

First off the thesis by Mary Mills Patrick is an excellent introduction to scepticism and the many influences that go along with it. I was introduced to many new terms and ideas in there earliest form like the idea of keeping your mind in a constant mode of tranquility or keeping it suspended from judgement. The largest criticism I have is that there was so much Greek either single words or passages entirely quoted in Greek that we're crucial to the understanding of what she was saying, that it made it hard to follow sometimes.

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Sextus believed in Pyrrhonean skepticism which said that we should suspend judgment about virtually all beliefs, that is, we should neither affirm any belief as true nor deny any belief as false. Sextus Empiricus and Greek Scepticism is a thesis for the PhD program at the University of Bern written in 1897. Mary Patrick was President of the American College, Constantinople, Turkey.

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President of the american college, constantinople. As the First Book of the Hypotyposes, or Pyrrhonic Sketches by Sextus Empiricus, contains the substance of the teachings of Pyrrhonism, it has been hoped that a translation of it into English might prove a useful contribution to the literature on Pyrrhonism, and this translation has been added to the critical part of the work.

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And. Greek scepticism. Notes and Queries, Number 40, August 3, 1850.

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
Cordabor
This is going to need to be a two part review. One part for the long doctoral thesis by Mary Mills Patrick and one for the translation of the first part of The Pyrrhonic Sketches by Sextus Empiricus.

First off the thesis by Mary Mills Patrick is an excellent introduction to scepticism and the many influences that go along with it. I was introduced to many new terms and ideas in there earliest form like the idea of keeping your mind in a constant mode of tranquility or keeping it suspended from judgement. Also she introduced me to some new philosophers and historical figures I was unaware of or forgotten about. Like Diogenes, Heraclitus, and Democritus. The largest criticism I have is that there was so much Greek either single words or passages entirely quoted in Greek that we're crucial to the understanding of what she was saying, that it made it hard to follow sometimes. I want to learn Greek but not piecemeal through somebody else's work.

The translation of the Pyrrhonic Sketches was interesting and allowed me to understand the foundations of more modern philosophical thought and structures. And is even applicable to modern existential thought. The translation had the same problem as the thesis, many words and phrases were in Greek and while some were easy to learn by looking up I had to guess at what some of the longer phrases meant. Otherwise great indri function into the ideas of Sextus Empiricus I will definitely be looking up more of his work.
Gold as Heart
One of the original exponents of the sceptical school, Sextus Empiricus has a lot of wisdom that still provides an antidote to most recent thought: particularly philosophers, theologians, social theorists, economists — anyone who claims to know more than they could. This work includes a rundown on the other schools of philosophy at the time and therefore helps to situate Sextus Empiricus's philosophy. Some of his ideas are badly dated (particularly the stuff on senses) but his more general propositions about suspending judgement are as useful as they ever were and will always stand as a caution against absolutism, epistemological overconfidence and zealotry.
Delaath
A classic and I have it conveniently on my reader.

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