The History of Scepticism by Richard H. Popkin
From Savonarola to Bayle

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This is the third edition of a classic book first published in 1960, which has sold thousands of copies in two paperback edition and has been translated into several foreign languages. Popkin's work has generated innumerable citations, and remains a valuable stimulus to current historical research. In this updated version, he has revised and expanded throughout, and has added three new chapters, one on Savonarola, one on Henry More and Ralph Cudworth, and one on Pascal. This authoritative treatment of the theme of scepticism and its historical impact will appeal to scholars and students of early modern history now as much as ever.

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Richard H. Popkin was a prominent philosopher and professor who specialized in the history of enlightenment philosophy and early modern anti-dogmatism. Among his honors, Popkin was awarded the Nicholas Murray Butler Medal by Columbia University and was a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was president emeritus and founding editor of the Journal of the History of Philosophy.Avrum Stroll was a distinguished philosopher and a noted scholar in the fields of epistemology, philosophy of language, and twentieth-century analytic philosophy.
Published February 21, 2003 by Oxford University Press. 448 pages
Genres: Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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