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From Epicurus to Epictetus: Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy

A. A. Long

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199279128
eISBN:
9780191706769
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279128.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This book presents eighteen essays on the philosophers and schools of the Hellenistic and Roman periods: Epicureans, Stoics, and Sceptics. The discussion ranges over four centuries of innovative and ... More


Zeno's Epistemology and Plato's Theaetetus

A. A. Long

in From Epicurus to Epictetus: Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199279128
eISBN:
9780191706769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279128.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The Stoic Zeno's most famous and most contested doctrine was thekatalepticor ‘cognitive’ impression (phantasia katalēptikē, hereafter KP). Arcesilaus attacked the KP by arguing that for any putative ... More


Epilogue: Arcesilaus and the Turn to Scepticism

John Dillon

in The Heirs of Plato: A Study of the Old Academy (347-274 BC)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237662
eISBN:
9780191597336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237669.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Arcesilaus of Pitane succeeded Crates as head of the Academy in the mid‐270s, and is credited with instigating the era of the ‘sceptical’ Academy. Dillon shows that this radical change of direction ... More


Plutarch On The Difference Between The Pyrrhonists And The Academics

Mauro Bonazzi

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 43

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199666164
eISBN:
9780191751936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666164.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

A clarification of Plutarch's attitude towards scepticism will help us to assess his Platonist stance. But his attitude is not clear and scholars diverge, ranging from the view that Plutarch was not ... More


Necessity and Rationality

Casey Perin

in The Demands of Reason: An Essay on Pyrrhonian Scepticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199557905
eISBN:
9780191721366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557905.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

It is a striking fact that Sextus Empiricus often describes the Sceptic's suspension of judgement as a matter of necessity. This chapter examines the kind of necessity Sextus has in view when he ... More


Arcesilaus and Suspension of Judgement

Alan Bailey

in Sextus Empiricus and Pyrrhonean Scepticism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238522
eISBN:
9780191679667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238522.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines Arcesilaus' philosophic stance, which bears a close resemblance to the philosophic stance subsequently espoused by Sextus. In fact, a comparison of Arcesilaus' stance with the ... More


The New Academy and the Origins of Aenesidemean Pyrrhonism

Alan Bailey

in Sextus Empiricus and Pyrrhonean Scepticism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238522
eISBN:
9780191679667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238522.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter focuses on the succession of philosophers set out by Laertius as linking Pyrrho to Sextus and his pupil Saturninus. Although we have dismissed the notion that a series of master—pupil ... More


Making Sense of Arcesilaus

Casey Perin

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 45

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199679430
eISBN:
9780191758492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679430.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

According to the dogmatic interpretation of the Academic philosopher Arcesilaus, he held, among other philosophical views, the view that nothing can be known and the view one ought to suspend ... More


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