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Belief and Truth: A Skeptic Reading of Plato

Katja Maria Vogt
Format
Book
Published
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2012.
Language
English
ISBN
9780199916818 (hbk. : acid-free paper), 0199916810 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
Contents
  • What is ignorance?: Plato on presumed knowledge, wishful thinking, and not understanding your own thoughts
  • Belief and investigation in the Republic
  • Belief and truth in the Theaetetus
  • The nature of disagreement: ancient relativism and skepticism
  • The aims of skeptical investigation
  • Skepticism and concepts: can the skeptic think?
  • Why beliefs are never true: a reconstruction of stoic epistemology
  • Concluding remarks: skepticism and relativism.
Description
ix, 209 p. ; 22 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-202) and index.
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