Skepticism in the modern age: building on the work of by José R. Maia Neto, Gianni Paganini, John Christian Laursen

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See National Geographic, vol. 170, 5, 1986, “Our search for the true Columbus landfall”. 7 In Dante Teixeira and Nelson Papavero, eds. Os Primeiros Documentos sobre a História Natural do Brasil (Belém, Pará: Museu Emílio Goeldi, 2002), 83. 8 See, Paolo Galluzzi, “L’Umanesimo e le scoperte geografiche”, in Paolo Galluzzi, ed. Amerigo Vespucci tra Firenze e Brasile (Firenze: Giunti, 2000), 24–36. 9 See Cardini, ibid. 40 danilo marcondes world. This can be illustrated by the reports of travelers and navigators such as found in the chronicler Peter Martyr’s Occeani deccas as early as 1511:10 They assert the existence there of trees so large that many of them cannot be surrounded by a ring of sixteen men with their hands clasped together.

49 Richard H. Popkin, “Preface,” in The History of Scepticism from Erasmus to Descartes (New York: Harper, 1968 (orig. 1960)), xiii. 30 jeremy d. popkin to push ahead into the eighteenth century. In the end, he never would complete the project he had originally begun in graduate school, that of carrying the history of the skeptical tradition as far as David Hume. For several years starting in 1958, he anticipated devoting himself to a large-scale project to edit and publish the correspondence of the seventeenth-century philosopher Pierre-Daniel Huet, whose efforts to counter skeptical arguments fascinated him.

The High Road to Pyrrhonism (San Francisco: Austin Hill Press, 1979, republished in 1993). 57 RHP to Emilio Eigenheer, 30 March 1983 (PP). 58 RHP to Nicolas Sanchez Dura, 21 Oct. 1993 (PP). 59 RHP to Elisabeth Labrousse, 10 Oct. 1996 (PP). 60 José R. : Prometheus Press, 2007). 61 RHP to Zelda Popkin, 21 Mar. 1960 (PF). ”62 But his new ideas certainly diverted him from his earlier plan to extend the history of skepticism, and even from projects like the Bayle translation. “Every now and then I get a clue from Bayle about the Marranos, and then I break off Dictionary reading, and go pursuing the lead,” he told Elisabeth Labrousse on 6 May 1962.

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