The History of Scepticism: From Savonarola to Bayle

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Oxford University Press, USA, Mar 20, 2003 - Philosophy - 415 pages
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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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Very comprehensive history of the subject. Read full review

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The book's chapters are leisurely accounts of the plethora of sceptics who emerged since the early modern period. I am quite taken by Richard Popkin's chapter on the mitigated sceptics. I can relate immensely with the beliefs and the principles held by them especially those of Francisco Sánchez. Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Richard H. Popkin, Professor of Philosophy, Washington University, St. Louis (Emeritus).

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