Category Archives: Scepticism


“No time but the present” from my friend Jeff Courtney’s Digital Dao What is time? Was there a beginning to time? If so, what preceded it? Is time “real”? If so, is time more real than chairs, for example? Is … Continue reading

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Vlastos on Socrates

Gregory Vlastos’s last major book; Socrates, Ironist and Moral Philosopher; was the culmination of a truly great career in scholarship. The book builds upon over 50 years of scholarly work in ancient Greek philosophy. Vlastos is revered in this field … Continue reading

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Economics for Sceptics – Modern Political Economics

The magisterial book, Modern Political Economics (MPE), by Yanis Varoufakis, Joseph Halevy, and Nicholas Theocarakis is a tour de force. The subtitle of the book expresses its major theme: Making sense of the post-2008 world. But this is not another … Continue reading

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Was Pyrrho a Buddhist? Bett on Pyrrho

Richard Bett, in his book, Pyrrho His Antecedents and His Legacy (2000, Oxford University Press) has outlined the philosophical thread of ancient Greek scepticism from Pyrrho of Elis through Anesidemus to Sextus Empiricus. As the title indicates, Bett addresses the … Continue reading

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