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By Blake D. Dutton

ISBN-10: 0801452937

ISBN-13: 9780801452932

Among an important, yet usually overlooked, figures within the heritage of debates over skepticism is Augustine of Hippo (354–430 CE). His early discussion, Against the Academics, including large fabric from his different writings, constitutes a sustained try and reply to the culture of skepticism with which he used to be frequent. This was once the culture of educational skepticism, which had its domestic in Plato's Academy and was once transmitted to the Roman international in the course of the writings of Cicero (106–43 BCE). Augustine and educational Skepticism is the 1st entire remedy of Augustine’s critique of educational skepticism. In transparent and obtainable prose, Blake D. Dutton offers that critique as a major paintings of philosophy and engages with it accurately as such.

While Dutton offers an in depth evaluate of educational skepticism and Augustine’s come across with it, his basic predicament is to articulate and evaluation Augustine’s technique to discredit educational skepticism as a philosophical perform and vindicate the potential for wisdom opposed to the educational denial of that probability. In doing so, he sheds massive gentle on Augustine’s perspectives on philosophical inquiry and the purchase of knowledge.

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