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Scott F. Aikin

Scott F. Aikin

Philosophy, Vanderbilt University

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Putting Academic Skepticism to Work

Putting Academic Skepticism to Work

Posted on 29 July 2019 by

The Academic Skeptics were philosophers who modeled themselves on Socrates and his method of questioning.  When the Delphic Oracle reported that no one was wiser than him, Socrates reasoned that […]

Epicurus on Losing Arguments

Epicurus on Losing Arguments

Posted on 11 March 2019 by

Epicurus’s Vatican Saying #74 runs: “the one who loses in a philosophical dispute gains more the more he learns.”  I remember reading that line as an undergraduate, thinking it curious […]