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Francisco Sanches

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[New Entry by Rolando Pérez on March 31, 2020.] Francisco Sanches (1551 - 1623) was an important figure in the history of philosophical scepticism, and most specifically in the later sixteenth and early seventeenth century. Sanches gained notoriety through his controversial text, That Nothing is Known. His skeptical ideas concerning what could be known of the phenomenal world, influenced the work of other philosophers like Rene Descartes. In fact, in the last twenty-five to thirty years, his work has at last been acknowledged as having served as a...

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