Chapter 14. Academics and Pyrrhonists

  1. Christopher Shields
  1. R. J. Hankinson

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470756652.ch14

The Blackwell Guide to Ancient Philosophy

The Blackwell Guide to Ancient Philosophy

How to Cite

Hankinson, R. J. (2003) Academics and Pyrrhonists, in The Blackwell Guide to Ancient Philosophy (ed C. Shields), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470756652.ch14

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631222149

Online ISBN: 9780470756652

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Keywords:

  • academics;
  • pyrrhonists;
  • doctrines;
  • hellenistic age;
  • epistemology

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Arcesilaus and the Skeptical Method

  • Criterion of Truth

  • Criterion of Action

  • Carneades' Epistemology

  • Academic Ethics

  • Metaphysics and Dispute

  • Logic and Identity

  • Theology and Divination

  • Philo and the End of the Academy

  • Outline of Pyrrhonism

  • Aenesidemus

  • Modes of Skepticism

  • Signs and Causes

  • Conclusions

  • Notes

  • References and Recommended Reading