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  1.  480 DLs
    Diego E. Machuca (2008). Sextus Empiricus: His Outlook, Works, and Legacy. Freiburger Zeitschrift für Philosophie Und Theologie 55 (1/2):28-63.
    The purpose of this paper is twofold: to discuss some challenging issues concerning Sextus’ works and outlook, and to offer an overview of the influence exerted by Sextan Pyrrhonism on both early modern and contemporary philosophy.
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    Diego E. Machuca (2011). The Pyrrhonian Argument From Possible Disagreement. Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 93 (2):148-161.
    In his Pyrrhonian Outlines , Sextus Empiricus employs an argument based upon the possibility of disagreement in order to show that one should not assent to a Dogmatic claim to which at present one cannot oppose a rival claim. The use of this argument seems to be at variance with the Pyrrhonian stance, both because it does not seem to accord with the definition of Skepticism and because the argument appears to entail that the search for truth is doomed to (...)
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    Diego E. Machuca (2009). Argumentative Persuasiveness in Ancient Pyrrhonism. Méthexis 22:101-26.
    The present paper has two, interrelated objectives. The first is to analyze the different senses in which arguments are characterized as persuasive in the extant writings of Sextus Empiricus. The second is to examine the Pyrrhonist’s therapeutic use of arguments in the discussion with his Dogmatic rivals – more precisely, to determine the sense and basis of Sextus’ distinction between therapeutic arguments that appear weighty and therapeutic arguments that appear weak in their persuasiveness.
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  4.  145 DLs
    Diego E. Machuca (2006). The Pyrrhonist's Ataraxia and Philanthropia. Ancient Philosophy 26 (1):111-126.
    The purpose of the present paper is twofold. First, to examine what beliefs, if any, underlie (a) the Pyrrhonist’s desire for ataraxia and his account of how this state may be attained, and (b) his philanthropic therapy, which seeks to induce, by argument, ejpochv and ataraxia in the Dogmatists. Second, to determine whether the Pyrrhonist’s philanthropy and his search for and attainment of ataraxia are, as scholars have generally believed, essential aspects of his stance.
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  5.  137 DLs
    Diego E. Machuca (2011). Review of R. Joyce & S. Kirchin (Eds.), A World Without Values: Essays on John Mackie’s Moral Error Theory (Springer, 2010). [REVIEW] Philosophy in Review 31 (5):354-358.
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    Diego E. Machuca (2013). La critique du critère de vérité épicurien chez Sextus Empiricus: un scepticisme sur le monde extérieur? In S. Marchand & F. Verde (eds.), Épicurisme et scepticisme. Sapienza Università Editrice 105-127.
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    Diego E. Machuca (2011). Ancient Skepticism: Pyrrhonism. Philosophy Compass 6 (4):246-258.
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    Diego E. Machuca (2013). Pyrrhonism, Inquiry, and Rationality. Elenchos: Rivista di Studi Sul Pensiero Antico 34 (1):201-228.
    In this paper, I critically engage with Casey Perin's interpretation of Sextan Pyrrhonism in his book, The Demands of Reason: An Essay on Pyrrhonian Scepticism. From an approach that is both exegetical and systematic, I explore a number of issues concerning the Pyrrhonist's inquiry into truth, his alleged commitment to the canons of rationality, and his response to the apraxia objection.
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  9.  94 DLs
    Diego E. Machuca (2011). Moderate Ethical Realism in Sextus' Against the Ethicists? In D. E. Machuca (ed.), New Essays on Ancient Pyrrhonism. Brill
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    Diego E. Machuca (2011). Review of R. Bett (Ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Scepticism (CUP, 2010). [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Philosophy 19 (3):573 - 579.
    British Journal for the History of Philosophy, Volume 19, Issue 3, Page 573-579, May 2011.
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    Diego E. Machuca (2011). Introduction. In D. E. Machuca (ed.), Pyrrhonism in Ancient, Modern, and Contemporary Philosophy. Springer
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    Diego E. Machuca (2011). Ancient Skepticism: Overview. Philosophy Compass 6 (4):234-245.
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    Diego E. Machuca (2011). Pyrrhonism and the Law of Non-Contradiction. In D. E. Machuca (ed.), Pyrrhonism in Ancient, Modern, and Contemporary Philosophy. Springer
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    Diego E. Machuca (2010). Review of M. Forster, Kant and Skepticism. [REVIEW] Philosophy in Review 30 (3):186-8.
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    Diego E. Machuca (2006). The Local Nature of Modern Moral Skepticism. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 87 (3):315–324.
    Julia Annas has affirmed that the kind of modern moral skepticism which denies the existence of objective moral values rests upon a contrast between morality and some other system of beliefs about the world which is not called into doubt. Richard Bett, on the other hand, has argued that the existence of such a contrast is not a necessary condition for espousing that kind of moral skepticism. My purpose in this paper is to show that Bett fails to make a (...)
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    Diego E. Machuca (2010). Review of Quentin Smith (Ed.), Epistemology: New Essays. [REVIEW] Philosophy in Review 30 (4):305-8.
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    Diego E. Machuca (2013). A Neo-Pyrrhonian Approach to the Epistemology of Disagreement. In D. E. Machuca (ed.), Disagreement and Skepticism. Routledge 66-89.
    This paper approaches the current epistemological debate on peer disagreement from a neo-Pyrrhonian perspective, thus adopting a form of skepticism which is more radical than those discussed in the literature. It makes use of argumentative strategies found in ancient Pyrrhonism both to show that such a debate rests on problematic assumptions and to block some maneuvers intended to offer an efficacious way of settling a considerable number of peer disputes. The essay takes issue with three views held in the peer (...)
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    Diego E. Machuca (2011). Ancient Skepticism: The Skeptical Academy. Philosophy Compass 6 (4):259-266.
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    Diego E. Machuca (2008). Review of Richard Bett (Trans.), Sextus Empiricus: Against the Logicians. [REVIEW] Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2008.
    This translation of the two books that make up Against the Logicians is a valuable addition to the ever increasing literature on Pyrrhonism. The only previous complete English version of these two books is that of R. G. Bury, which appeared in 1935 in the Loeb Classical Library as the second volume of..
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  20.  50 DLs
    Diego E. Machuca (ed.) (2011). Pyrrhonism in Ancient, Modern, and Contemporary Philosophy. Springer.
    This is the first collection of original essays entirely devoted to a detailed study of the Pyrrhonian tradition.
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  21.  47 DLs
    Diego E. Machuca (2012). Review of S. Goldberg, Relying on Others: An Essay in Epistemology (OUP, 2010). [REVIEW] Philosophy in Review 32 (6):468-470.
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    Diego E. Machuca (ed.) (2013). Disagreement and Skepticism. Routledge.
    Disagreement is a pervasive feature of human life whose skeptical implications have been emphasized particularly by the ancient Pyrrhonists and by contemporary moral skeptics. Although the connection between disagreement and skepticism is also a focus of analysis in the emerging and burgeoning area of epistemology concerned with the significance of controversy, it has arguably not received the full attention it deserves. The present volume explores for the first time the possible skeptical consequences of disagreement in different areas and from different (...)
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    Diego E. Machuca (2007). Review of W. Sinnott-Armstrong (Ed.), Pyrrhonian Skepticism. [REVIEW] International Journal of Philosophical Studies 15 (1):154 – 159.
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    Diego E. Machuca (ed.) (2011). New Essays on Ancient Pyrrhonism. Brill.
    These new essays represent a substantial contribution to the advancement of scholarship on Pyrrhonian skepticism.
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    Diego E. Machuca (2013). Editor's Introduction. In D. E. Machuca (ed.), Disagreement and Skepticism. Routledge
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    Diego E. Machuca (2006). Review of Charles Brittain, Cicero: On Academic Scepticism. [REVIEW] Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2006.
    Particularly during the past twenty five years, there has been an outstanding advance in the study of ancient skepticism, both in its Pyrrhonian and Academic varieties. This is reflected in the publication of a considerable number of works about the nature and consistency of those philosophical outlooks, as well as about their influence on the development of early modern philosophy and their relevance to present day epistemological discussions. Most of these works concern Pyrrhonian skepticism. This predominance of interest in Pyrrhonism (...)
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    Diego E. Machuca (2006). Review of R. Fogelin's "Walking the Tightrope of Reason: The Precarious Life of a Rational Animal". New York: Oxford University Press, 2003, Xii + 203pp., $22.00. [REVIEW] Dialogue 45 (1):188-191.
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    Diego E. Machuca (2014). Review of R. Bett (Trans.), Sextus Empiricus: Against the Physicists. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Philosophy 22 (3):614-617.
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    Diego E. Machuca (2010). Review of A. M. Ioppolo, La Testimonianza di Sesto Empirico sull'Accademia Scettica. [REVIEW] Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2010.
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  30.  14 DLs
    Diego E. Machuca (2005). Review of A. Bailey, Sextus Empiricus and Pyrrhonean Scepticism. [REVIEW] Ancient Philosophy 25 (1):212-222.
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    Diego E. Machuca (2014). Review of K. Setiya, Knowing Right From Wrong. [REVIEW] Philosophy in Review 34 (1-2):78-80.
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    Diego E. Machuca (2013). Review of M. Lynch, In Praise of Reason (MIT Press, 2012). [REVIEW] Philosophy in Review 33 (4):308-311.
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    Diego E. Machuca (2013). Pyrrhonism. Oxford Bibliographies in Philosophy.
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    Diego E. Machuca (2014). Review of David Coady, What to Believe Now: Applying Epistemology to Contemporary Issues. Philosophy in Review 34 (3-4):139-141.
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    Diego E. Machuca (2009). Review of H. Thorsrud, Ancient Scepticism. [REVIEW] Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2009.
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    Diego E. Machuca (2009). Review of C. Lévy, Les Scepticismes. [REVIEW] Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2009.
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    Diego E. Machuca (forthcoming). Conciliationism and the Menace of Scepticism. Dialogue:1-20.
    It is sometimes claimed that conciliatory views on disagreement ultimately lead to either global or widespread scepticism. This is deemed to be a serious problem for conciliationism either because scepticism of either kind is a patently untenable stance or because it poses a serious threat to our intellectual and social lives. In this paper, I first argue that the alleged untenability of both types of scepticism is far from being obvious and should therefore be established rather than taken for granted, (...)
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    Diego E. Machuca (2004). Review of P. Pellegrin Et Alii, Sextus Empiricus, Contre les Professeurs. [REVIEW] Ancient Philosophy 24 (2):503-510.
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    Diego E. Machuca (2007). Review of K. Algra, J. Barnes, J. Mansfeld, and M. Schofield, Eds. The Cambridge History of Hellenistic Philosophy Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 27 (4):237-239.
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    Diego E. Machuca (2009). Review of J. Delattre, Sur le Contre les Professeurs de Sextus Empiricus. [REVIEW] Bryn Mawr Classical Review.
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    Diego E. Machuca (2008). Review of A.M. Ioppolo and D. Sedley (Eds.), Pyrrhonists, Patricians, Platonizers. Hellenistic Philosophy in the Period 155-86 BC. [REVIEW] Bryn Mawr Classcial Review.
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    Diego E. Machuca (2015). Suspension, Equipollence, and Inquiry: A Reply to Wieland. Analytic Philosophy 56 (2):177-187.
    It is generally thought that suspension of judgment about a proposition p is the doxastic attitude one is rationally compelled to adopt whenever the epistemic reasons for and against p are equipollent or equally credible, that is, whenever the total body of available evidence bearing on p epistemically justifies neither belief nor disbelief in p. However, in a recent contribution to this journal, Jan Wieland proposes “to broaden the conditions for suspension, and argue that it is rational to suspend belief (...)
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    Diego E. Machuca (2010). Review of Richard Joyce, The Evolution of Morality. Philosophy in Review 28 (5):343-346.
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    Diego E. Machuca (2002). Review of Sextus Empiricus, Esquisses pyrrhoniennes. Introduction, traduction et commentaires par Pierre Pellegrin. [REVIEW] Revue Philosophique De Louvain 100 (4):797-801.
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    Diego E. Machuca (2006). Walking the Tightrope of Reason: The Precarious Life of a Rational Animal. Dialogue 45 (1):188-191.
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    Diego E. Machuca (2015). Review of Sébastien Charles & Plínio J. Smith (Eds.), Scepticism in the Eighteenth Century: Enlightenment, Lumières, Aufklärung. [REVIEW] Journal of the History of Philosophy 53 (3):551-552.
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    Diego E. Machuca (forthcoming). Essays in Collective Epistemology Jennifer Lackey Oxford: Oxford University Press 2014. VIII + 253 Pp. $74.00. [REVIEW] Dialogue:1-3.
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    Diego E. Machuca (2006). No Title Available: Dialogue. Dialogue 45 (1):188-191.
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    Diego E. Machuca (2004). Review of Luciano Floridi: Sextus Empiricus: The Transmission and Recovery of Pyrrhonism. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 12:336-340.
     
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