The Scepticism of Francisco SanchezArchiv für Geschichte der Philosophie
AbstractThe Renaissance sceptic and medical doctor Francisco Sanchez has been rather unduly neglected in scholarly work on Renaissance scepticism. In this paper I discuss his scepticism against the background of the ancient distinction between Academic and Pyrrhonian scepticism. I argue that Sanchez was a Pyrrhonist rather than, as has been claimed in recent years, a mitigated Academic sceptic. In keeping with this I shall also try to show that Sanchez was crucially influenced by the ancient medical school of empiricism, a school closely allied with Pyrrhonism.
Document Object Identifier (DOI)10.1515/AGPH.2007.002
Citation InformationDamian Caluori. "The Scepticism of Francisco Sanchez" Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie Vol. 89 (2007) p. 30 - 46
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