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The Resource Sextus Empiricus, with an English translation by R.G. Bury, (electronic resource)

Sextus Empiricus, with an English translation by R.G. Bury, (electronic resource)

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Sextus Empiricus
Title
Sextus Empiricus
Statement of responsibility
with an English translation by R.G. Bury
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Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
The three surviving works by Sextus Empiricus (c. 160-210 CE) are Outlines of Pyrrhonism, Against the Dogmatists, and Against the Professors. Their value as a source for the history of thought is especially that they represent development and formulation of former sceptic doctrines.
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Sextus, Empiricus
Language note
Text in Greek with English translation on facing pages
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1869-
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Bury, Robert Gregg
Series statement
Loeb classical library online
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Skepticism
Summary expansion
Sextus Empiricus (ca. 160-210 CE), exponent of scepticism and critic of the Dogmatists, was a Greek physician and philosopher, pupil and successor of the medical sceptic Herodotus (not the historian) of Tarsus. He probably lived for years in Rome and possibly also in Alexandria and Athens. His three surviving works are Outlines of Pyrrhonism (three books on the practical and ethical scepticism of Pyrrho of Elis, ca. 360-275 BCE, as developed later, presenting also a case against the Dogmatists); Against the Dogmatists (five books dealing with the Logicians, the Physicists, and the Ethicists); and Against the Professors (six books: Grammarians, Rhetors, Geometers, Arithmeticians, Astrologers, and Musicians). These two latter works might be called a general criticism of professors of all arts and sciences. Sextus's work is a valuable source for the history of thought especially because of his development and formulation of former sceptic doctrines. The Loeb Classical Library edition of Sextus Empiricus is in four volumes--
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general
Label
Sextus Empiricus, with an English translation by R.G. Bury, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes indexes and glossary
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
v. I. Outlines of Pyrrhonism -- v. II. Against logicians -- v. III. Against physicists. Against ethicists -- v. IV. Against professors
Control code
hup0000373
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780674994201
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903198769
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Sextus Empiricus, with an English translation by R.G. Bury, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes indexes and glossary
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
v. I. Outlines of Pyrrhonism -- v. II. Against logicians -- v. III. Against physicists. Against ethicists -- v. IV. Against professors
Control code
hup0000373
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780674994201
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903198769
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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