Ancient Philosophy 32 (2):369-392 (2012)

Suzanne Obdrzalek
Claremont McKenna College
This paper analyzes the apraxia argument in Cicero’s Academica. It proposes that the argument assumes two modes: the evidential mode maintains that skepticism is false, while the pragmatic claims that it is disadvantageous. The paper then develops a tension between the two modes, and concludes by exploring some differences between ancient and contemporary skepticism.
Keywords Ancient Philosophy  Classical Studies  History of Philosophy  skepticism  scepticism  academic skepticism  stoicism  epistemology  apraxia
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ISBN(s) 0740-2007
DOI ancientphil201232231
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Scepticisme, apraxia et rationalité.Diego E. Machuca - 2019 - In Diego E. Machuca & Stéphane Marchand (eds.), Les raisons du doute: études sur le scepticisme antique. Paris: Classiques Garnier. pp. 53-87.
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