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Abstract

This conclusion summarizes the main theses of the book: (1) that Charron proposes an Academic skeptical view of wisdom; (2) that Gassendi’s revival of ancient skepticism was mainly inspired by Charron’s opposition to dogmatic science; (3) that La Mothe Le Vayer’s attack on superstition and strong attachment to opinions in general also was a development of Charron’s Academic skeptical wisdom; (4) that Descartes’s use of skepticism and doubt was crucially mediated by Charron’s and (5) that he, like Pascal, opposed Charron’s skeptical view of wisdom, though based on different grounds and for quite different purposes.

Keywords

Sixteenth Century Skeptical Argument Christian Religion Religious Knowledge Religious Struggle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • José R. Maia Neto
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidade Federal de Minas GeraisBelo HorizonteBrazil

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