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This is a thoroughly revised and expanded edition of Richard Popkin's classic The History of Scepticism, first published in 1960, revised in 1979, and since translated into numerous foreign languages.

This authoritative work of historical scholarship has been revised throughout, including new material on: the introduction of ancient skepticism into Renaissance Europe; the role of Savonarola and his disciples in bringing Sextus Empiricus to the attention of European thinkers; and new material on Henry More, Blaise Pascal, Thomas Hobbes, Baruch Spinoza, Nicolas Malebranche, G.W. Leibniz, Simon Foucher and Pierre-Daniel Huet, and Pierre Bayle. The bibliography has also been updated.

About the Author:
Richard H. Popkin is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Washington University in St. Louis, Adjunct Professor f History and Philosophy at UCLA, and editor of the Columbia History of Western Philosophy.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780195107685
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publisher Imprint: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Depth: 25
  • Height: 234 mm
  • No of Pages: 440
  • Series Title: English
  • Sub Title: From Savonarola to Bayle
  • Width: 161 mm
  • ISBN-10: 0195107683
  • Publisher Date: 20 Mar 2003
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: REV EXP
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Spine Width: 21 mm
  • Weight: 652 gr


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