Citoles The Peripatetic And Diogenes

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Carneades (214-129 BC)
Carneades was the son of Philocomiis and Epicurus. He was born in 214BC at Cyrene in North America. He moved to Athens and attended Stoic’s lectures, from which he learned their logic from Diogenes. In 156 BC, when Carneades was 59 years old, he was selected with Citoles the Peripatetic and Diogenes the Stoic to go to Rome as an ambassador to deprecate the fine of five hundred talents that had been imposed Athenians for Oropus’ destruction. While in Rome, Carneades attracted great recognition from his fluent speeches on subjects related to philosophy. It was here that in Cato the Elder’s presence, he presented his numerous orations on justice. He was probably the most famous leader of the Skeptical Academy in the ancient Greece.
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However, Carneades went beyond Arcesilaus in numerous respect. It is worth noting that Carneades set forth his own argument in favor of views which sometimes had never been defended before, whit aim of counterbalancing the dogmatists’ argument and exhibit that none of their conclusions can be established exclusively, rather than simply arguing against other philosophers’ positive position. By doing that, he made crucial contribution to numerous philosophical debates. In addition, he presented a more detailed skeptical criterion of what to believe to pithonon, which implies either the probable or the
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