In recent years Arcesilaus’ philosophical scepticism has come in for criticism from certain quarters on the grounds that it is either inconsistent or unintelligible. In this paper I try to offer a reconstruction of Arcesilaus’ position which suffers from neither of these flaws by drawing on some of the conceptual resources of Pyrrhonian scepticism.
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Workshop in Ancient Philosophy Convenors: Ursula Coope, Simon Shogry and Luca Castagnoli