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[Revised entry by James Allen on July 8, 2020. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Carneades (214 - 129/8 BCE) was a member and eventually scholarch or head of the Academy, the philosophical school founded by Plato, for part of its skeptical phase. He is credited by ancient tradition with founding the New or Third Academy and defended a form of probabilism in epistemology....

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