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Queen's University
 

Colloquium and Other Events  

 

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTE, THE COLLOQUIUM WILL BEGIN AT 4:00 P.M. BEGINNING IN 2014-15

 

DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY

COLLOQUIUM SERIES

 

 

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"

 

Abstract

 

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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