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- DescriptionSextus Empiricus' Against the Physicists examines numerous topics central to ancient Greek inquiries into the nature of the physical world, covering subjects such as god, cause and effect, whole and part, bodies, place, motion, time, number, coming into being and perishing and is the most extensive surviving treatment of these topics by an ancient Greek sceptic. Sextus scrutinizes the theories of n-sceptical thinkers and generates suspension of judgement through the assembly of equally powerful opposing arguments. Richard Bett's edition provides crucial background information about the text and elucidation of difficult passages. His accurate and readable translation is supported by substantial interpretative aids, including a glossary and a list of parallel passages relating Against the Physicists to other works by Sextus. This is an indispensable edition for advanced students and scholars studying this important work by an influential philosopher.
- Author BiographyRichard Bett is Professor of Philosophy and Classics at The Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of Pyrrho, his Antecedents and his Legacy (2000) and of translations of Sextus Empiricus' Against the Ethicists, with commentary (1997) and Against the Logicians, with notes (Cambridge, 2005). He is the editor of The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Scepticism (Cambridge, 2010).
- Author(s)Richard Bett
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication02/07/2015
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight290 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine11 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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