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Scepticism

José R. Maia Neto

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy in Early Modern Europe

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780199556137
Published online May 2011 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199556137.003.0012

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy

Scepticism

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This article examines the conception of scepticism during the early modern period. It describes how the writings of Pierre Charron and Michel de Montaigne inspired authors to search for a balance between extreme scepticism and what was often described as the dogmatism of the Schools. It discusses the revival of scepticism in the Renaissance and early seventeenth-century philosophy and shows the impact of Cartesian doubt in late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century scepticism.

Keywords: scepticism; early modern period; Pierre Charron; Michel de Montaigne; dogmatism; Cartesian doubt

Article.  10587 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; History of Western Philosophy ; Epistemology

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