Cicero’s political philosophy — II — Skepticism, wisdom, and politics

[image: Plato, Aristotle, and Zeno of Citium, representing the three philosophical schools well regarded by Cicero]

[This series is based on Walter Nicgorski’s Cicero’s Skepticism and His Recovery of Political Philosophy. See part I.]

There are two chief priorities in philosophy, according to Cicero in his Academica: judicium veri, the search for a criterion of truth, and finis bonorum, the determination of what is good. In other words: epistemology and…



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