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Author: Benjamin Wilck

justification of some other sort. Sceptical inquiry requires opposing arguments, or considerations, both in favour of and against the given dogmatic proposition, whereas arguments or considerations in favour of particular definitions are notoriously absent in ancient Greek geometry. While this might explain why

In: History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis

“astronomy and geometry and studies of that sort” ( Antidosis 261), seek an understanding beyond the ready grasp of finite human beings. 1 Such inquiries are “vain” ( Antidosis 269). Students, Isocrates contends, should not “allow their minds to be dried up by these barren subtleties, nor stranded on the

In: History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis

1. Introduction: »Strato’s Ghost has begun to walk of late«—Cambridge Platonist Panentheism and Panpsychism Cambridge Platonism used to be dismissed as a somewhat anachronistic and inevitably forlorn attempt at a humanist defence of a timeless ancient theology in the era of early modern

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