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With Revisions and Explanations by James Reid, first published in Cambridge in 1873.
Paperback, 188 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by Echo Library (first published -45)
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Aug 31, 2013 Steve rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Most of Marcus Tullius Cicero's (106-43 BCE) Academica has been lost to the winds of time. He produced two editions of this work, the first in two books, of which we have only the second, and the second edition in four books, of which we have only portions of the first book. And the bits of the latter we do have don't fit together very well with the former, due to changes in the dramatis personae and dates. This promises a field day for a philologist, but, for one interested in philosophy, to ...more
I really loved this dialogue. Cicero is growing on me, and I enjoyed this one even more than The Nature of the Gods. It's a lovely translation as well, very stirring and accompanied by very helpful (yet unobtrusive) notes.

Cicero's concern here is the question of knowledge, particularly the parameters of its attainability. Lucullus is the more Stoic-leaning member of the dialogue (though if I remember correctly, he's more precisely attached to Antiochus of Ascalon's school) and his speech comes
Apr 14, 2012 Yann rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cet ouvrage est de Cicéron. Le sujet en est l'épistémologie, et plus particulièrement la question de la vérité et de la connaissance, et qui est sans doute celle qui me passionne le plus. Cicéron présente ici, encore sous la forme d'un dialogue, les théories de deux écoles importantes : celle des Stoïciens, et celle de la Nouvelle Académie (de Platon, pour la distinguer de l'ancienne, qui interprétait dogmatiquement l'œuvre du fondateur ) : d'où le titre de l'œuvre, Académiques. Cicéron fait un ...more
Mar 07, 2017 Markus rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
CICERO (106-43AD)
ACADEMICA – ‘Les Academiques’ is a bi-lingual translation Latin/French.
A good translation, but a subject not easy to read. Mostly a matter for scholars in Ancient Philosophy. For me, of historical and intellectual interest.
The work presented by Cicero in his usual style by conversations with friend Philosophers and Roman Intellectuals. It is about the Schools of Philosophy in Ancient Greece, the Academies.
Sextus Empiricus, in his writings, tells us that there have been basically
Oct 06, 2014 Ethan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of Academic Skepticism, one of two forms of skepticism in Hellenistic philosophy (the other being Pyrrhonism). It should also appeal to people with interests in epistemology more generally. Those familiar with other forms of skepticism may find it interesting as a compare and contrast exercise. The extent to which the Academics' arguments about the senses are a forerunner to the likes of Montaigne and Descartes is particularly intere ...more
Very good exposition of Epircurean, Stoic, and the Academic Skeptic thought. As can be expected, Cicero's style is clear and appealing.
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Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman philosopher, statesman, lawyer, political theorist, and Roman constitutionalist. Cicero is widely considered one of Rome's greatest orators and prose stylists.
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