Ancient Skepticism (Part 3)

3. Academic Skepticism

3.1 Arcesilaus

With Arcesilaus (316/5–241/0 BCE) and his role as leader of the Academy (266/268 BCE), Plato’s Academy turns skeptical. Arcesilaus does not refer to himself as a skeptic—this nomenclature is a later designation. However, Arcesilaus stands at the beginning of a re-orientation in the history of Platonically inspired philosophy. Continue reading “Ancient Skepticism (Part 3)”

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