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The entries offered below for Sextus Empiricus, Michel de Montaigne, and David Hume are highly selective, since these terms are pervasive throughout the text. Contemporary philosophers are only indexed below if their names appear in the main text.

Academic skepticism
And Cicero 2, 3n7, 5, 22n7, 6365, 7173, 137141
And Hume 41n39, 98n5, 112113, 119120, 129
And Montaigne 7073, 75, 98n5, 112n1, 144
Anti-verisimilitude argument 72, 75n23
As mitigated skepticism 3, 63, 7172, 98n5, 112, 119, 129
As radical skepticism 6365, 71n14, 98n5, 112n1
Adoxastōs 42, 51, 53, 59, 63
Aenesidemus 19, 40n37, 52n7, 55n10
Aim of this book 78
Apraxia objection 20, 2224, 30, 36, 4042, 46, 49, 74–75
Aristotle 11, 1617, 80, 144n21
Aspirationalism 5556, 6165, 6667, 126127, 139141
See also Cicero, The aspirationalist reading of ; Sextus, The aspirationalist reading of
Ataraxia 21, 47, 53, 54n9, 55n10, 56n13, 5863, 66
See also Epochē, Connection to ataraxia ; Pyrrhonism and tranquility
Augustine 141144
Axiology 56, 6667
Bayle, P. 28n19, 41, 130, 133
Brons, R. 139n7, 140141
Burnyeat, M. 20n4, 24n14, 51n5, 52, 54, 57n16, 60n24, 141
Carneades 3n7, 63, 65n30, 76n29
Chattanooga 43
Christian folly 27
Cicero
And the Academica 63, 64, 71
As radical Academic skeptic 6365
As source for Montaigne 7073
De Natura Deorum 85n6
The aspirationalist reading of 6365, 139140
Clitomachus 63
Comparative philosophy 139141
Constructive tradition 12, 4, 5, 7
Critical tradition 23, 4, 5
Custom 2324, 30, 3234, 36, 3840, 7475, 90, 103, 110
See also Fourfold regimen ; Traditionalism
Descartes, R. 23, 40, 4445, 49, 57n16, 58, 141142, 144
Diogenes Laertius 2n3, 40n37, 52n7, 6162n26, 70, 144
Diogenes the Cynic 2, 3n8
Dunamis 2n5
Durland, K. 9, 98, 105107, 109
Epistemic akrasia defined 12
As both possible and actual 1317
Compared to practical akrasia 11, 13, 15n11
Epistemic psychology 17
Epistemic rationality 12, 13
Epochē
As psychologically impossible 3, 4950, 62, 97, 140
Connection to ataraxia 54n9, 5961, 6667, 139
Debating the scope of 50n1, 5153
Relation to skeptical arguments 53n8
Role in Sextan Pyrrhonism 5459
Understood aspirationally in Cicero 6365
Understood aspirationally in Sextus 6263
External world skepticism 6n9, 39, 5758, 86, 9395, 104
Faith: See Montaigne and faith ; Skeptical fideism
Fourfold regimen: See Sextus on the fourfold regimen
Frede, M. 51, 52n6, 67, 97, 140
Great Humean tapestry: See Hume and the great Humean tapestry
Hadot, P. 2n2, 127n22, 141
Hegel, G. W. F. 52n7
Herpes analogy 116
Hick, J. 85
Huet, P. D. 41, 115n4, 133
Hume, D.
And the great Humean tapestry 9, 109111, 112
Biperspectivalism 122123
Interpretive pessimism about 89, 98, 104109, 112
Moderate consequent skepticism 118123
Modesty lesson 118119, 122124, 128129, 133135, 146
On nature of belief 4244, 100
Possible deism of 8588, 131
Subject matter limitations 119122
The naturalist reading of 9495, 9798, 102104, 105106
Theological insincerity 86, 131
The skeptical reading of 36, 3940, 4546, 98n5, 102103, 105106
Intellectual virtue 146147
Isostheneia 21, 53
Kemp Smith, N. 87, 97
Kierkegaard, S. 62n27
Locke, J. 107n20
Luther, M. 29
Mindfulness defined 143
See also Pyrrhonism and mindfulness
Montaigne, M. de
And faith 20, 26, 2832, 3435, 67, 75, 8384
And self-examination 67, 7880, 142144
Developmental reading of 6869, 97
Editions of the Essays 6869, 8081
Medal (“Que sçay-je?”) 76
Sincerity of 31n25
Skeptical allegiance of 7174
Skeptical nature of the Essays 74n21, 79, 8082
Title of the Essays 75n25, 80, 82
Tower 81
Traditionalism 29, 31
Moore, G. E. 23n11
Nashville 4243
Nietzsche, F. 62n27
Orthodoxy 31
Orthopraxy 30, 34, 74
Pascal, B. 28n19, 133n33
Paul, Saint 27n18, 144n21
Plato 2n2, 3, 5, 11, 145
Plutarch 22n7, 40n37
Popkin, R. 20n5, 25nn.1516, 28n19, 41, 46n47, 47n48, 7071, 74, 86, 102n10, 130n23, 131, 133n31
Positive epistemic status 3, 38, 39, 40, 42, 98, 102, 103, 109
Praotēta 144
Primitivism 3n8, 27
Problem of induction 3640, 8991, 99101, 103104
Pyrrho 40n37, 52n7, 55n10, 61n26, 65n30, 70n8, 76n29
Pyrrhonism
And doubt 19n3
And inquiry 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 21, 73, 136138
And Madhyamaka Buddhism 139141
And mindfulness 143
And intellectual modesty/humility 2728, 47, 73, 118, 122123, 127, 129134, 144148
And self-examination 7880
And the need for a new language 76, 82
And tranquility 21, 53, 54n9, 58, 5961, 79, 138141
And writing 7678, 79, 8082
As an ability 23, 24, 49, 58n18, 81
As radical skepticism 3
Sextus’s characterization of 2025, 53
Pyrrhonize (verb) defined 23
Rational self-control defined 9394
Reid, T. 39, 43n44, 97n3, 102n10
Responsiveness to reasons 45, 1718
In Sextus 5, 24, 49, 6667, 83, 139140
In Montaigne 67, 8384
In Hume 8, 3839, 83, 88, 9091, 9596, 9798, 109110
Russell, B. 136137, 148
Sage (sapiens) 12, 5556, 64, 139140
See also Wisdom/Wise
Screech, M. A. 68
Sextus Empiricus
And eudaimonism 47, 5455, 59, 61
On religious conformism 3435, 59n22
On the fourfold regimen 20, 2223, 46, 52n7
The aspirationalist reading of 5559, 6163, 67, 126, 127n22, 139
On skeptical phōnai 56
Sincerity of 54
Skepsis 73n18, 138
Skeptical cartography 8, 1920, 34, 41, 4445, 4647, 48, 67, 98, 110
Skeptical experiences 147
Skeptical fideism 20, 28, 74, 8488, 124n18, 129134
Skeptical fruit 136
Skeptical provisos 7678, 79
Skepticism: See Academic skepticism ; External world skepticism ; Pyrrhonian Skepticism
Skeptic’s prayer 147
Skeptikos 138
Socrates 11, 17, 67, 72, 76n29, 128, 145
Stoicism 1n1, 55, 63, 67, 68, 69, 125127, 129, 141
Unger, P. 6, 14n9, 76, 79, 94n21
Wisdom/Wise 15, 7, 27, 64, 69, 74, 138, 139, 145
See also Sage (sapiens)
Wittgenstein, L. 23n11
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