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Published: 20 September 2012

224 Pages


ISBN: 9780199916818

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Belief and Truth

A Skeptic Reading of Plato

Katja Maria Vogt

  • Analyzes ancient conceptions of belief from Socrates up to the skeptics and Stoics.
  • Argues that in much of ancient epistemology knowledge replaces, rather than entails, belief.
  • Defends the view that doxa, as understood in ancient philosophy, differs deeply from belief as understood today.
  • Reconstructs an outlook in ancient epistemology that matters to contemporary debates about truth, disagreement, and inquiry.