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Cicero, Lucullus, 132-133
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1. Cicero, On The Nature of The Gods, 1.6, 1.10, 1.12 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

1.6. I observe however that a great deal of talk has been current about the large number of books that I have produced within a short space of time, and that such comment has not been all of one kind; some people have been curious as to the cause of this sudden outburst of philosophical interest on my part, while others have been eager to learn what positive opinions I hold on the various questions. Many also, as I have noticed, are surprised at my choosing to espouse a philosophy that in their view robs the world of daylight and floods it with a darkness as of night; and they wonder at my coming forward so unexpectedly as the champion of a derelict system and one that has long been given up. As a matter of fact however I am no new convert to the study of philosophy. From my earliest youth I have devoted no small amount of time and energy to it, and I pursued it most keenly at the very periods when I least appeared to be doing so, witness the philosophical maxims of which my speeches are full, and my intimacy with the learned men who have always graced my household, as well as those eminent professors, Diodotus, Philo, Antiochus and Posidonius, who were my instructors. 1.10. Those however who seek to learn my personal opinion on the various questions show an unreasonable degree of curiosity. In discussion it is not so much weight of authority as force of argument that should be demanded. Indeed the authority of those who profess to teach is often a positive hindrance to those who desire to learn; they cease to employ their own judgement, and take what they perceive to be the verdict of their chosen master as settling the question. In fact I am not disposed to approve the practice traditionally ascribed to the Pythagoreans, who, when questioned as to the grounds of any assertion that they advanced in debate, are said to have been accustomed to reply 'He himself said so,' 'he himself' being Pythagoras. So potent was an opinion already decided, making authority prevail unsupported by reason. 1.12. In an undertaking so extensive and so arduous, I do not profess to have attained success, though I do claim to have attempted it. At the same time it would be impossible for the adherents of this method to dispense altogether with any standard of guidance. This matter it is true I have discussed elsewhere more thoroughly; but some people are so dull and slow of apprehension that they appear to require repeated explanations. Our position is not that we hold that nothing is true, but that we assert that all true sensations are associated with false ones so closely resembling them that they contain no infallible mark to guide our judgement and assent. From this followed the corollary, that many sensations are probable, that is, though not amounting to a full perception they are yet possessed of a certain distinctness and clearness, and so can serve to direct the conduct of the wise man.
2. Cicero, Lucullus, 101-109, 11, 110-113, 119, 12, 123, 13, 133, 136, 14, 144-146, 15-62, 64, 69-70, 73, 77-78, 82-85, 98-100 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

3. Augustine, Contra Academicos, 3.41 (4th cent. CE - 5th cent. CE)



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
academy (platos philosophical school) Tsouni, Antiochus and Peripatetic Ethics (2019) 5
alexandria Maso, CIcero's Philosophy (2022) 57
ancients Tsouni, Antiochus and Peripatetic Ethics (2019) 5
antiochus, epistemology Tsouni, Antiochus and Peripatetic Ethics (2019) 65
antiochus, hermeneutical assumptions or strategies Tsouni, Antiochus and Peripatetic Ethics (2019) 5
antiochus of ascalon Maso, CIcero's Philosophy (2022) 25, 56, 57, 110
arcesilaus Maso, CIcero's Philosophy (2022) 25
argument Maso, CIcero's Philosophy (2022) 57, 110
athens Maso, CIcero's Philosophy (2022) 57
augustinus a. Maso, CIcero's Philosophy (2022) 25, 57
carneades of cyrene Maso, CIcero's Philosophy (2022) 25, 57
cataleptic impression Tsouni, Antiochus and Peripatetic Ethics (2019) 65
cicero, marcus tullius, academic books Tsouni, Antiochus and Peripatetic Ethics (2019) 65
cicero, marcus tullius, and antiochus Tsouni, Antiochus and Peripatetic Ethics (2019) 5
cicero, marcus tullius, lucullus Tsouni, Antiochus and Peripatetic Ethics (2019) 5, 65
criterium / criterion Maso, CIcero's Philosophy (2022) 25, 56
dicaearchus Maso, CIcero's Philosophy (2022) 110
dogmatism Maso, CIcero's Philosophy (2022) 25, 57
epistemology Maso, CIcero's Philosophy (2022) 57, 110
evil Maso, CIcero's Philosophy (2022) 25
kataleptic representation / comprehensive representation / καταληπτικὴ φαντασία Maso, CIcero's Philosophy (2022) 25
knowledge Tsouni, Antiochus and Peripatetic Ethics (2019) 65
lucullus l. licinius Maso, CIcero's Philosophy (2022) 25, 56, 57
negotium Maso, CIcero's Philosophy (2022) 25
new academy Maso, CIcero's Philosophy (2022) 25, 57
otium Maso, CIcero's Philosophy (2022) 25, 56
panaetius Maso, CIcero's Philosophy (2022) 110
perception / comprehensio / κατάληψις Maso, CIcero's Philosophy (2022) 25
peripatos Tsouni, Antiochus and Peripatetic Ethics (2019) 5
philo of larissa Maso, CIcero's Philosophy (2022) 25, 56, 57, 110
piso Tsouni, Antiochus and Peripatetic Ethics (2019) 5
plato Maso, CIcero's Philosophy (2022) 25, 56, 110; Tsouni, Antiochus and Peripatetic Ethics (2019) 65
platonism Maso, CIcero's Philosophy (2022) 25, 56
probable / probability / probabilitas / πιθανόν Maso, CIcero's Philosophy (2022) 25
protagoras, timaeus Tsouni, Antiochus and Peripatetic Ethics (2019) 65
representation / φαντασία Maso, CIcero's Philosophy (2022) 56
roman books Maso, CIcero's Philosophy (2022) 57
scepticism Maso, CIcero's Philosophy (2022) 25, 56, 57, 110
socrates Maso, CIcero's Philosophy (2022) 25
sosus Maso, CIcero's Philosophy (2022) 56, 57
theophrastus Maso, CIcero's Philosophy (2022) 110
tradition Maso, CIcero's Philosophy (2022) 57
varro Tsouni, Antiochus and Peripatetic Ethics (2019) 5, 65
varro m. terentius Maso, CIcero's Philosophy (2022) 25
verisimilaritude / veri simile / εἰκός Maso, CIcero's Philosophy (2022) 25
xenocrates' Maso, CIcero's Philosophy (2022) 110
zeno of citium Tsouni, Antiochus and Peripatetic Ethics (2019) 65