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    Names: Ribeiro, Brian C., author.

    Title: Sextus, Montaigne, Hume : Pyrrhonizers / by Brian C. Ribeiro.

    Description: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2021. | Series: Brill studies in skepticism, 2215-177X ; volume 4 | Includes bibliographical references and index. | Summary: “This work invites us to view the Pyrrhonist tradition as involving all those who share a commitment to the activity of Pyrrhonizing and develops fresh, provocative readings of Sextus, Montaigne, and Hume as radical Pyrrhonizing skeptics: From the aspirationalism of Sextan Pyrrhonism, to Montaigne’s skeptical fideism and his unusual approach to the writing process, to the vexing interpretive issues surrounding Hume’s skepticism, each figure offers us new insights into what it can mean to Pyrrhonize.” – Provided by publisher.

    Identifiers: lccn 2021024027 (print) | lccn 2021024028 (ebook) | isbn 9789004465398 (hardback) | isbn 9789004465541 (ebook)

    Subjects: lcsh: Skeptics (Greek philosophy) | Pyrrhon, of Elis. | Skepticism. | Sextus, Empiricus. | Montaigne, Michel de, 1533-1592. | Hume, David, 1711-1776.

    Classification: lcc B525 .R47 2021 (print) | lcc B525 (ebook) | ddc 186–dc23

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  • issn 2215-177X

  • isbn 978-90-04-46539-8 (hardback)

  • isbn 978-90-04-46554-1 (e-book)

  • Copyright 2021 by Brian C. Ribeiro. Published by Koninklijke Brill nv, Leiden, The Netherlands.

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