Suzanne Obdrzalek
Claremont McKenna College
In this paper, I argue that Carneades' pithanon should be understood as what is probably, though not certainly, true. In this, I oppose, e.g., Burnyeat and Frede, who argue that the pithanon should be understood as the persuasive, and not tied to notions of evidential support. There is a free pdf of this paper available on the OSAP website; see the link below.
Keywords Carneades  pithanon  probabile  skepticism  Academic  stoicism  Sextus Empiricus  Hellenistic  epistemology  scepticism
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