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The Resource How to keep an open mind : an ancient guide to thinking like a skeptic, Sextus Empiricus ; selected, translated and introduced by Richard Bett

How to keep an open mind : an ancient guide to thinking like a skeptic, Sextus Empiricus ; selected, translated and introduced by Richard Bett

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How to keep an open mind : an ancient guide to thinking like a skeptic
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How to keep an open mind
Title remainder
an ancient guide to thinking like a skeptic
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Sextus Empiricus ; selected, translated and introduced by Richard Bett
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Ancient guide to thinking like a skeptic
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  • grc
  • eng
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Along with Stoicism and Epicureanism, Skepticism is one of the three major schools of ancient Greek philosophy that claim to offer a way of living as well as thinking. How to Keep an Open Mind provides an unmatched introduction to skepticism by presenting a fresh, modern translation of key passages from the writings of Sextus Empiricus, the only Greek skeptic whose works have survived.00While content in daily life to go along with things as they appear to be, Sextus advocated-and provided a set of techniques to achieve-a radical suspension of judgment about the way things really are, believing that such nonjudging can be useful for challenging the unfounded dogmatism of others and may help one achieve a state of calm and tranquility. In an introduction, Richard Bett makes the case that the most important lesson we can draw from Sextus's brand of skepticism today may be an ability to see what can be said on the other side of any issue, leading to a greater open-mindedness.00Complete with the original Greek on facing pages, How to Keep an Open Mind offers a compelling antidote to the closed-minded dogmatism of today's polarized world. --
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Translated from the Greek
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Ancient wisdom for modern readers
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  • Skeptics (Greek philosophy)
  • Skepticism
  • Philosophy
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How to keep an open mind : an ancient guide to thinking like a skeptic, Sextus Empiricus ; selected, translated and introduced by Richard Bett
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xlviii, 225 pages
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9780691206042
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(OCoLC)1193064716
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How to keep an open mind : an ancient guide to thinking like a skeptic, Sextus Empiricus ; selected, translated and introduced by Richard Bett
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1193064716
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
xlviii, 225 pages
Isbn
9780691206042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1193064716

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