Sextus, Montaigne, Hume: Exercises in Skeptical Cartography

Modern Schoolman 87 (1):7-34 (2009)
Despite their divergences, I argue that Sextus, Montaigne, and Hume are committed to several substantive points of commonality and that these commonalities justify us in speaking of them as belonging to a unitary Pyrrhonist tradition. In this tradition, Pyrrhonizing doubt serves to chart the boundary of that-which-resists-doubt, thereby simultaneously charting the shape of that complex of nature and custom which constitutes the bedrock of human life—the life that remains after doubt has done its worst.
Keywords Sextus Empiricus  Michel de Montaigne  David Hume  Pyrrhonism  skepticism
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