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DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY
THE GREGORY VLASTOS MEMORIAL LECTURE
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
WATSON HALL, ROOM 517 @ 4:00 P.M.
John Dillon (Trinity College, Dublin)
Title: "Carneades the Socratic"
Taking its start from insights of Gregory Vlastos concerning the nature of Socratic knowledge, this paper seeks to argue that the epistemological schema of three degrees of ‘probability’ proposed, albeit dialectically, by the greatest figure of the sceptical New Academy, Carneades of Cyrene, owes a good deal to his own interpretation of the Platonic evidence on the position of Socrates, particularly in the Apology and the Gorgias.
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