Scepticism in the Enlightenment

  • Richard H. Popkin
  • Ezequiel De Olaso
  • Giorgio Tonelli

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. R. H. Popkin
    Pages 1-16
  3. G. Tonelli
    Pages 69-98
  4. E. De Olaso
    Pages 99-130
  5. E. De Olaso
    Pages 131-146
  6. E. De Olaso
    Pages 147-155
  7. R. H. Popkin
    Pages 173-186
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 187-194

About this book


Starting with Richard Popkin's essay of 1963, `Scepticism in the Enlightenment', a new investigation into philosophical scepticism of the period was launched. The late Giorgio Tonelli and the late Ezequiel de Olaso examined in great detail the kinds of scepticism developed during the Enlightenment, and the kind of answer to scepticism that was developed by Leibniz. Their original researches and interpretations are of great value and importance. As a result of their work Popkin modified his original claims, as shown in the last two articles in this volume. The book contains an introduction by Popkin and 10 essays, two of which have never been published before. This collection should be of interest to students and scholars of 18th century thought in England, France and Germany.


George Berkeley Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Immanuel Kant Kant reason scepticism

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard H. Popkin
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ezequiel De Olaso
    • 3
  • Giorgio Tonelli
    • 4
  1. 1.Washington UniversitySt LouisUSA
  2. 2.University of California Los AngelesUSA
  3. 3.San Andreas UniversityBuenos AiresArgentina
  4. 4.State University of New YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4877-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8953-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0066-6610
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