Stoics vs Skeptics: is Knowledge even possible?

[image: a pomegranate… or is it?, Wikimedia; this is essay #332 in the Philosophy as a Way of Life series]

The 2021 edition of Stoicon, the international conference for people interested in Stoic philosophy, has just concluded (online). I presented a somewhat provocative talk bearing the title of this article, just to stir the pot a bit. You see, Stoics (both ancient and modern) more than occasionally have a tendency to slide into dogmatism. And what better antidote for dogmatism than a bit of skepticism?