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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: An ancient guide to thinking like a skeptic

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SKU: 9780691206042 Category: Product ID: 194746

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Title: How to Keep an Open Mind: An ancient guide to thinking like a skeptic
Author: EMPIRICUS SEXTUS
Illustrator: BETT RICHARD (TR)
Format: HARDCOVER
Publication date: 01/06/2021
Imprint: PRINCETON UNI PRESS
Price: $30.00
Publishing status: Active

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 polarised world.

ISBN: 9780691206042
Dimension: 171mm X 114mm

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Dimensions 171 × 114 mm