From Skepticism to Paralysis: The Apraxia Argument in Cicero’s Academica

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