Scepticism in the Eighteenth Century: Enlightenment, Lumières, Aufklärung

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ISBN: 978-94-007-4809-5 (Print) 978-94-007-4810-1 (Online)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvii

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    Introduction: What Is Enlightenment Scepticism? A Critical Rereading of Richard Popkin

  3. Early Eighteenth Century Scepticism: From Bayle to Fontenelle

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      Pages 17-17

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      Pages 19-30

      Bayle and Pyrrhonism: Antinomy, Method, and History

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      Pages 31-43

      Fideism, Scepticism, or Free-Thought? The Dispute Between Lamy and Saint-Laurens over Metaphysical Knowledge

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      Pages 45-61

      Leibniz’s Anti-scepticism

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      Pages 63-76

      The Protestant Critics of Bayle at the Dawn of the Enlightenment

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      Pages 77-91

      The “Wise Pyrrhonism” of the Académie Royale Des Sciences of Paris: Natural Light and Obscurity of Nature According to Fontenelle

  4. Enlightenment and Scepticism: From Shaftesbury to Enfield

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      Pages 93-93

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      Pages 95-107

      Shaftesbury, Hutcheson and Moral Scepticisms

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      Pages 109-124

      Hume and Bayle on Localization and Perception: A New Source for Hume’s Treatise 1.4.5

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      Pages 125-138

      Hume’s Reply to Baylean Scepticism

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      Pages 139-154

      Can We Know Whether Scepticism Is Right or Wrong? Reid’s Criticism and Hume’s Answer

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      Pages 155-169

      Enfield’s Brucker and Christian Anti-scepticism in Enlightenment Historiography of Philosophy

  5. and Scepticism: From Boyer d’Argens to Brissot de Warville

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 171-171

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      Pages 173-188

      Reasonable Scepticism in the French Enlightenment: Some Connections Between Jean-Baptiste Boyer d’Argens, Louis de Beausobre, and Voltaire

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      Pages 189-204

      Forms and Aims of Voltairean Scepticism

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      Pages 205-219

      D’un scepticisme involontaire à un scepticisme existentiel. Un parcours philosophique dans l’œuvre de Rousseau

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      Pages 221-230

      An Uneasy Relationship: Atheism and Scepticism in the Late French Enlightenment

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      Pages 231-244

      From Universal Pyrrhonism to Revolutionary Scepticism: Jacques-Pierre Brissot de Warville

  6. and Scepticism: From Kant to Schopenhauer

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      Pages 245-245

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      Pages 247-263

      Kant’s Criticism and the Legacy of Modern Scepticism

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      Pages 265-279

      Maimon, scepticisme et lumières

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      Pages 281-297

      Scepticisme et dialectique des Lumières chez le jeune Hegel

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      Pages 299-314

      Hegel on Scepticism and Irony

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