Barion Pixel
Words are deeds.”

Cart content

Checkout

Total price:

New books Atlantisz books All books in shop Our recommendation Customers favorite Discount Books

Check out our latest books

How to Keep an Open Mind - An Ancient Guide to Thinking Like a Skeptic

How to Keep an Open Mind - An Ancient Guide to Thinking Like a Skeptic
Cover: Kötött
ISBN: 9780691206042
Language: angol, ógörög
Size: 123*177
Weight: 312 g
Page no.: 280
Publish year: 2021
-10%
6 440 Ft
5 796 Ft
Add to cart
In stock

How to Keep an Open Mind - An Ancient Guide to Thinking Like a Skeptic

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.

While 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.

Complete 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.

Richard Bett is professor of philosophy and classics at Johns Hopkins University. He edited The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Scepticism and has published widely on the subject. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.





Author's other books Full list

The series's other books Full list

Related books

Being Happy

10%2 412 Ft2 680 Ft

Preorder
Phaedrus

10%3 312 Ft3 680 Ft

Preorder
The Analects

10%4 302 Ft4 780 Ft

Add to cart
This site uses cookies to improve your user experience. Details Accept