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The Resource Augustine and academic skepticism : a philosophical study, Blake D. Dutton

Augustine and academic skepticism : a philosophical study, Blake D. Dutton

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Augustine and academic skepticism : a philosophical study
Title
Augustine and academic skepticism
Title remainder
a philosophical study
Statement of responsibility
Blake D. Dutton
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Among the most important, but frequently neglected, figures in the history of debates over skepticism is Augustine of Hippo (354-430 CE). His early dialogue, Against the Academics, together with substantial material from his other writings, constitutes a sustained attempt to respond to the tradition of skepticism with which he was familiar. This was the tradition of Academic skepticism, which had its home in Plato's Academy and was transmitted to the Roman world through the writings of Cicero (106-43 BCE). Augustine and Academic Skepticism is the first comprehensive treatment of Augustine's critique of Academic skepticism. In clear and accessible prose, Blake D. Dutton presents that critique as a serious work of philosophy and engages with it precisely as such. While Dutton provides an extensive review of Academic skepticism and Augustine's encounter with it, his primary concern is to articulate and evaluate Augustine's strategy to discredit Academic skepticism as a philosophical practice and vindicate the possibility of knowledge against the Academic denial of that possibility. In doing so, he sheds considerable light on Augustine's views on philosophical inquiry and the acquisition of knowledge. -- from dust jacket
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1962-
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Dutton, Blake D.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Augustine
  • Augustine
  • Skepticism
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Philosophy
  • Skepticism
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Augustine and academic skepticism : a philosophical study, Blake D. Dutton
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-263) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Augustine and the academics -- Discrediting academic skepticism as a philosophical practice -- Socrates, the academics and the good life -- Happiness, wisdom, and the insufficiency of inquiry -- The inaction objection -- Inquiry and belief on authority -- The error of the academics -- Vindicating the possibility of knowledge -- The academic denial of the possibility of knowledge -- The apprehensible truths of philosophy -- Platonism and the apprehensible truths of philosophy -- Defense of the senses -- First person truths
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ocn951625897
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unknown
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1 online resource (xv, 273 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781501703553
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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JSTOR
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40025926503
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22573/ctt18kt532
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remote
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(OCoLC)951625897
Label
Augustine and academic skepticism : a philosophical study, Blake D. Dutton
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-263) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Augustine and the academics -- Discrediting academic skepticism as a philosophical practice -- Socrates, the academics and the good life -- Happiness, wisdom, and the insufficiency of inquiry -- The inaction objection -- Inquiry and belief on authority -- The error of the academics -- Vindicating the possibility of knowledge -- The academic denial of the possibility of knowledge -- The apprehensible truths of philosophy -- Platonism and the apprehensible truths of philosophy -- Defense of the senses -- First person truths
Control code
ocn951625897
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 273 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501703553
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
40025926503
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt18kt532
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)951625897

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