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Sextus Empiricus

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Works: 394 works in 1,353 publications in 10 languages and 16,869 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Controversial literature  History  Concordances 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: B621.P972, 186.1
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Sextus Empiricus by Sextus( Book )

56 editions published between 1933 and 2000 in 6 languages and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sextus Empiricus (ca. AD 160-210), exponent of scepticism and critic of the Dogmatists, was a Greek physician and philosopher, pupil and successor of the medical sceptic Herodotus (not the historian) of Tarsus. He probably lived for years in Rome and possibly also in Alexandria and Athans. His three surviving works are 'Outlines of Pyrrhonism' (three books and the practical and ethical scepticism of Pyrrho of Elis, ca. 360-275 BC, as develped later, presenting also a case against the Dogmatists); Against the Dogmatistis' (five books dealing with the Logicians, Physicists, and Ethcists); and 'Against the professors' (six books: Grammarians, Rhetors, Geometers, Arithmeticians, Astrologers, and Musicians). These two latter works might be called a general criticism of professors of all arts and sciences. Sextus' work is a source for the history of thought especially because of his development and formulation of former sceptic doctrines
Outlines of scepticism by Sextus( Book )

56 editions published between 1877 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlines of Scepticism, by the Greek philosopher Sextus Empiricus, is a work of major importance for the history of Greek philosophy. Its first part contains an elaborate exposition of the Pyrrhonian variety of Scepticism; its second and third parts are critical and destructive, arguing against 'dogmatism' in logic, epistemology, science and ethics. The Outlines is the fullest extant account of ancient Scepticism, and it is also one of our most copious sources of information about the other Hellenistic philosophies. Moreover, the rediscovery of Sextus in the sixteenth century brought about a revolution in philosophy. Julia Annas and Jonathan Barnes provide an accurate and readable English translation, with a short introduction and brief annotation. Anyone interested in the history of philosophy will gain from an acquaintance with Sextus; and for students of Hellenistic philosophy his writings are indispensable
Scepticism, man, & God; selections from the major writings of Sextus Empiricus by Sextus( Book )

13 editions published between 1964 and 1986 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against the ethicists : (Adversus mathematicos XI) by Sextus( Book )

23 editions published between 1936 and 2015 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this unjustly neglected and misunderstood work Sextus sets out a distinctive Sceptic position in ethics. He discusses the concepts good and bad, and puts forward the sceptical argument that nothing is either good or bad by nature or intrinsically or invariably, but only relatively to persons and/or to circumstances. He then argues that the sceptic is better off than the non-sceptic. In the latter part of the book, Sextus attacks the Stoic view that there is such a thing as a 'skill for life'
The skeptic way : Sextus Empiricus's Outlines of Pyrrhonism by Sextus( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Outlines of Pyrrhonism, by the 2nd century A.D. Greek physician Sextus Empiricus was immensely influential in the history of Western philosophy. The rediscovery and publication of this work in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries led directly to the skepticism of Montaigne, Gassendi, Bayle, Descartes, Berkeley, Hume, and others, and eventually to the preoccupation of modern philosophy with attempts to refute or otherwise combat philosophical skepticism. In recent years, however, it has become apparent that Pyrrhonism is in several important respects quite different from the modem forms of skpticism to which the writings of Sextus have given rise. Some of these differences are of particular philosophic interest because they seem to render the ancient form immune to many of the standard responses that are made to skepticism today." "In this book, which incorporates a new translation of the Outlines in their entirety, Benson Mates presents Pyrrhonism not as a mere historical curiosity, as has often been done, but as a philosophical position eminently worthy of serious philosophical consideration here and now. His thorough introduction sets the stage by explaining what Pyrrhonism is and what it is not, and by contrasting it in the relevant respects with modern skepticism. He gives particular attention to explicating a number of quasi-technical terms that occur frequently in the Outlines and have decisive bearing on the philosophical content. By rendering these terms more accurately and uniformly in his translation, he seeks to make the essential features of Sextus's Pyrrhonism more evident to the reader." "The latter part of the book consists of a detailed Commentary, which endeavors to discuss and explain the work, section by section, from a philosophical (as contrasted with a philological) point of view."--Jacket
Against the logicians by Sextus( Book )

24 editions published between 1935 and 2007 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sextus Empiricus' Against the Logicians is by far the most detailed surviving examination by any ancient Greek skeptic of the areas of epistemology and logic. It critically examines the pretensions of non-skeptical philosophers to have discovered methods for determining the truth, either through direct observation or by inference from the observed to the unobserved. It is therefore a fine example of the Pyrrhonist skeptical method at work. It also provides a mine of information about the ideas of other Greek thinkers, ideas that are in many cases poorly preserved in other sources. This volume presents Against the Logicians in a new and accurate translation, together with a detailed introduction that sets the work in its philosophical context."--Jacket
[Pros mousikous] = Against the musicians (adversus musicos) : a new critical text and translation on facing pages by Sextus( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against the grammarians (Adversus mathematicos I) by Sextus( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from the major writings on scepticism, man, & God by Sextus( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sexti Empirici Opera by Sextus( Book )

50 editions published between 1718 and 1984 in 6 languages and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sextus Empiricus by Sextus( Book )

27 editions published between 1812 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three surviving works by Sextus Empiricus (c. 160-210 CE) are Outlines of Pyrrhonism, Against the Dogmatists, and Against the Professors. Their value as a source for the history of thought is especially that they represent development and formulation of former sceptic doctrines
Sexti Empirici Opera by Sextus( Book )

33 editions published between 1912 and 1984 in 5 languages and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sexti Empirici Opera by Sextus( Book )

in Greek, Modern and Greek, Ancient and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Des Sextus Empiricus Pyrrhoneïsche Grundzüge by Sextus( Book )

15 editions published between 1876 and 1921 in German and Undetermined and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contro gli etici by Sextus( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in Italian and Greek, Ancient and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adversus dogmaticos libros quinque (adv. math. VII-XI) continens by Sextus( Book )

10 editions published between 1914 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indices : collegit Karel Janáček by Deutsche Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin( Book )

4 editions published in 1962 in 3 languages and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les hypotiposes ou institutions Pyrrhoniennes de Sextus Empiricus, en trois livres: traduites du Grec, avec des notes by Sextus( Book )

11 editions published between 1725 and 1735 in French and English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adversus mathematicos : libros I-VI continens/ J. Mau by Sextus( Book )

8 editions published in 1961 in Greek, Ancient and Latin and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Sextus Empiricus
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̓Empeiricós Séxtos ho 0150?-0210?

Empeirikos, Sextos

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Outlines of scepticismAgainst the ethicists : (Adversus mathematicos XI)The skeptic way : Sextus Empiricus's Outlines of PyrrhonismAgainst the logiciansAgainst the grammarians (Adversus mathematicos I)Selections from the major writings on scepticism, man, & GodThe original sceptics : a controversy