Project Logik bei Sextus im Kontext: Methoden der Logik und Skepsis in der Kaiserzeit

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Title:
Logik bei Sextus im Kontext: Methoden der Logik und Skepsis in der Kaiserzeit
Duration:
12/06/2020 to 14/06/2020
Abstract / short description:
Sextus Empiricus' two discussions of logic (Book II of his Outlines of Pyrrhonism and in the two books of his Against the Logicians) are among the most significant sources for logic, broadly construed, in the Graeco-Roman world between Aristotle and Late Antiquity. Up to now, scholarly literature on Sextus Empiricus has considered these texts almost exclusively as sources for the theories of Sextus' dogmatic interlocutors, most notably Stoics and Epicureans, or as providing additional information relevant for the general interpretation of the Pyrrhonian sceptical position. The main goal of the conference is to remedy this situation by taking a fresh look at the relevant texts, treating them on their own terms, and examining their potential contributions to logical theory as such.
Keywords:
philosophy
Philosophie
late antiquity
Spätantike
logic
Logik

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Institute of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy and Media, Faculty of Humanities

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Institute of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy and Media, Faculty of Humanities
Institute of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy and Media, Faculty of Humanities
Institute of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy and Media, Faculty of Humanities

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Institute of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy and Media
Faculty of Humanities

Funders

Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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