Skeptical Tradition Readings


Selected Readings in the Tradition of Skepticism

Annas, Julia and Jonathan Barnes, eds. The Modes of Scepticism: Ancient Texts and Modern Interpretations. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985.

Aune, Bruce. Rationalism, Empiricism, and Pragmatism: An Introduction. New York: Random House, 1970.

Burnyeat, Miles, ed. The Skeptical Tradition. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1983.

Frede, Michael. Essays in Ancient Philosophy. Minneapolis: University Press, 1987.

Hookway, Christopher. Scepticism. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1990.

Hume, David. A Treatise on Human Nature. ed. by L. Al. Selby-Bigge. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1896.

Klein, Peter. Certainty: A Refutation of Scepticism. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1981.

Laertius, Diogenes. Lives of Eminent Philosophers. Vol.2, trans. by R.D. Hicks. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1925.

Matson, Wallace. “Certainty Made Simple,” in Certainty and Surface in Epistemology and Philosophical Method: Essays in Honor of Avrum Stroll, ed. by A. P. Martinich and Michael J. White. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 1991.

Moreland, J.P & Craig, William Lane. Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview. Downers Grove, Ill: InterVarsity Press, 2003. See especially the discussion pp. 91-109.

Sextus Empiricus. Selections from the Major Writings on Scepticism, Man and God, trans. by Sanford G. Etheridge, ed. by Philip P. Hallie. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Co., 1968.

Stough, Charlotte. Greek Skepticism: A Study in Epistemology. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1969.

Stroud, Barry. The Significance of Philosophical Skepticism. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1984.

Unger, Peter. Ignorance: A Case for Skepticism. Oxford: Clarendon Press,1975.

________. “A Defense of Skepticism.” in Philosophical Review 80, 1971.

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