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Title: De pyrronistische zaak
Author(s): WIELAND, Jan Willem
Journal: Tijdschrift voor Filosofie
Volume: 74    Issue: 3   Date: 2012   
Pages: 523-532
DOI: 10.2143/TVF.74.3.2174108

Abstract :
This article critically reviews a new collection on Pyrrhonism edited by Diego Machuca, Pyrrhonism in Ancient, Modern, and Contemporary Philosophy, which fits within the recent focus on the systematic, philosophical import of Pyrrhonism. In this article I both situate and summarize the problems posed by the authors regarding the Pyrrhonist’s position (concerning its coherence, its theoretical motivation, and its practical motivation), and indicate to what extent Pyrrhonists might be able to meet them. I conclude that, so far, Pyrrhonism, i.e. the view which propagates global suspension of belief, remains a promising option.

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