70 - The Know Nothing Party: the Skeptical Academy
Under Arcesilaus and Carneades, Plato’s Academy took a skeptical turn, casting doubt on the possibility of knowledge. But was their skepticism skeptical enough?
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• J. Allen, “Academic Probabilism and Stoic Epistemology,” Classical Quarterly 44 (1994), 85-113.
• R. Bett, “Carneades’ Pithanon: A reappraisal of its Role and Status,” Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 7 (1989), 59–94.
• C. Brittain, Philo of Larissa: the Last of the Academic Sceptics (Oxford: 2001).
• M. Schofield, M. Burnyeat and J. Barnes (eds.), Doubt and Dogmatism: Studies in Hellenistic Epistemology (Oxford: 1980).
• H. Thorsrud, “Arcesilaus and Carneades,” in R. Bett (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Scepticism (Cambridge: 2010), 58-80.