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Brill's studies in intellectual history ; v. 181.
Proceedings of a conference titled "Skepticism from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment : a conference in memory of Richard H. Popkin (1923-2005)", held at Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Oct. 22-25, 2007.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Introduction / José R. Maia Neto, Gianni Paganini, and John Christian Laursen Richard Popkin and his history of scepticism / Jeremy D. Popkin Part one: Montaigne and his skeptical background. The anthropological argument : the rediscovery of ancient skepticism in modern thought / Danilo Marcondes The current debate about Montaigne's skepticism / Vicente Raga Rosaleny On skeptical fideism in Montaigne's Apology for Raymond Sebond / Sérgio Cardoso Montaigne's radical skepticism / Luiz Eva Part two: Early modern thinkers close to skepticism. Skeptical aspects of Francesco Guicciardini's thought / Newton Bignotto Probability, certainty and facts in Francis Bacon's natural histories : a double attitude towards skepticism / Silvia Manzo Skepticism and cynicism in the work of Pedro de Valencia / John Christian Laursen Periegesis and skepticism : La Peyrère, geographer / Frédéric Gabriel Skepticism, belief, and justification / Plínio Junqueira Smith Part three: Skepticism and politics. Absolutism and despotism in Samuel Sorbière : notes on skepticism and politics / Lorenzo Bianchi Montaigne's and Bayle's variations : the philosophical form of skepticism in politics / Renato Lessa Part four: Sources of Cartesian doubt. Aristotle's perplexity becomes Descartes's doubt : Metaphysics 3, 1 and methodical doubt in Benito Pereira and René Descartes / Constance Blackwell Descartes and Renaissance skepticism : the Sanches case / Gianni Paganini The hyperbolic way to the truth from Balzac to Descartes : "toute hyperbole tend là, de nous amener à la vérité par l'excès de la vérité, c'est-à-dire par la mensonge" / Giulia Belgioioso Part five: Skepticism in early Cartesianism. Early German reactions to Huet's Censura / Jean-Robert Armogathe Acquired skepticism in the seventeenth century / José R. Maia Neto Skepticism and solipsism in the eighteenth century : returning to the egoist question / Sébastien Charles Part six: Hume. Skepticism and religious belief in A treatise of human nature / Lívia Guimarães Criticism and science in Hume / Frédéric Brahami.