23. The New Academy and its Rivals

  1. Mary Louise Gill2 and
  2. Pierre Pellegrin3
  1. Carlos Lévy

Published Online: 8 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305845.ch23

A Companion to Ancient Philosophy

A Companion to Ancient Philosophy

How to Cite

Lévy, C. (2012) The New Academy and its Rivals, in A Companion to Ancient Philosophy (eds M. L. Gill and P. Pellegrin), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305845.ch23

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Brown University, USA

  2. 3

    National Center for Scientific Research (Paris), France

Author Information

  1. University of Paris IV - Sorbonne, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 2 MAY 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631210610

Online ISBN: 9781444305845

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Keywords:

  • The New Academy and its rivals;
  • notion of “skepticism,” posing real problems;
  • attacking Stoic epistemology, in bringing the system down;
  • absolute dogmatism as a correlate of immanence, as shocking the Platonic;
  • “skeptic” describing the New Academy and Pyrrhonism, two streams of thought;
  • The New Academy and Epicureanism, the Stoics defending divination;
  • Neo-Academic criticism of Epicureanism, two contradictory axes;
  • Cicero's De Natura Deorum, classic accusation of plagiarism;
  • The New Academy and Stoicism;
  • the New Academy, Socratic-Platonic inspiration and radical skepticism

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Academy and Pyrrhonism

  • The New Academy and Epicureanism

  • The New Academy and Stoicism

  • The New Academy and Middle Platonism

  • Bibliography