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Sounds Plausible? The Philosophy of Carneades

Will Buckingham
6 min readApr 5

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The philosopher Carneades advocated giving up on ideas of truth and the good life, arguing that we should focus instead on what is plausible.

Obsession and self-medication

The philosopher Carneades was born in Cyrene, home of the Cyrenaic philosophers, sometime around 214 BCE. Like many philosophers of his day in the Greek-speaking world, he…

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Will Buckingham

Writer & philosopher. PhD. Stories & ideas to make the world a better place. HELLO, STRANGER (Granta 2021): BBC R4 Book of the Week. Twitter @willbuckingham