Logos and Episteme 10 (1):95-106 (2019)

Abstract
The work of Richard H. Popkin both introduced the concept of skeptical fideism and served to impressively document its importance in the philosophies of a diverse range of thinkers, including Montaigne, Pascal, Huet, and Bayle. Popkin’s landmark History of Scepticism, however, begins its coverage with the Renaissance. In this paper I explore the roots of skeptical fideism in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, with special attention to Cicero’s De Natura Deorum, the oldest surviving text to clearly develop a skeptical fideist perspective.
Keywords Analytic Philosophy  Contemporary Philosophy  Philosophy of Mind  Cicero  Academic skepticism  skeptical fideism
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ISBN(s) 2069-0533
DOI 10.5840/logos-episteme20191017
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