Since I don't know when the paper will be included in an issue of Synthese, I prefer to let you know now that my paper “A Neo-Pyrrhonian Response to the Disagreeing about Disagreement Argument” has just been published online. It can be found here. This is another recent paper in which I try to discuss skepticism from a point of view that is systematic rather than historico-exegetical.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Saturday, January 16, 2016
On January 20th (17h-19h), Emidio Spinelli (Rome) will give the following talk at the l'Université Lille 3, Campus Pont de Bois, in room Danielle Corbin (B1.661): “Rhétorique anti-rhétorique: la communication du scepticisme chez Sextus Empiricus”.
Monday, January 4, 2016
After three years, my paper “Agrippan Pyrrhonism and the Challenge of Disagreement” has finally been included in an issue of Journal of Philosophical Research. You can find it here. If you don't have access and would like to have a copy, let me know.
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
In case you’re interested, my paper “Pyrrhonian Relativism” has just been published in Elenchos 36 (2015): 89-114. It can be found here -- if you don't have access and would like to have a copy, contact me. And here’s the abstract:
This paper argues that Sextus Empiricus’s Pyrrhonism is a form of relativism markedly different from the positions typically referred to by this term. The scholars who have explored the relativistic elements found in Sextus’s texts have claimed that his outlook is not actually a form of relativism, or that those elements are inconsistent with his account of Pyrrhonism, or that he is confusing skepticism with relativism. The reason for these views is twofold: first, when employing the term “relativism” one hardly has in mind the sort of relativistic stance adopted by the Pyrrhonist; and second, those scholars have misinterpreted Sextus’s relativistic remarks. The purpose of this paper is to show that he adopts a phenomenological kind of relativism that is compatible with his account of Pyrrhonism.
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
The latest volume of the French journal Philosophie Antique (15, 2015) includes a dossier devoted to Pyrrhonian skepticism (in addition to several papers on other topics).
"Philon d’Alexandrie est-il inutilisable pour connaître Énésidème ? Étude méthodologique."
"Why Care Whether Scepticism is Different from Other Philosophies?"
"Le problème du critère sceptique."
"Sextus Empiricus, scepticisme et philosophie de la vie quotidienne."
"Scepticism, Number and Appearances : The ἀριθμητικὴ τέχνη and Sextus Empiricus’ targets in M I-VI."
Friday, November 13, 2015
Sunday, November 8, 2015
I've just found out about what I think is the first French translation of Sextus Empiricus's Against the Ethicists:
Sextus Empiricus, Contre les moralistes (Adv. Math. XI). Traduit, présenté et annoté par Olivier D'Jeranian. Manucius: 2015.
I cannot recommend this translation because I haven't seen it yet and I don't know the translator, but you can find more information here.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
A couple of months ago, the French publishing house Honoré Champion published Pour et contre le scepticisme: Théories et Pratiques de l’Antiquité aux Lumières, edited by Élodie Argaud, Nawalle El Yadari, Sébastien Charles, and Gianni Paganini. For more information, click here.