Item description for The Sceptical Road: Aenesidemus' Appropriation of Heraclitus (Philosophia Antiqua) by Roberto Polito...
The revival of Scepticism in the first century B.C. is due to Aenesidemus of Cnossus. Nonetheless, very little is known of him, and much of it seems to suggest that his thought tended more towards Dogmatism, and Heraclitean philosophy in particular. The puzzle has set the scene for a long-term debate, but, as yet, no agreed solution has been propounded. The present book provides a close examination of ancient evidence as well as of critical literature, and arrives at the conclusion that Aenesidemus merely intended to offer a Sceptical interpretation of Heraclitus, and that the ideas which are incorporated in it voice distinctive features of his Scepticism.
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Roberto Polito is a visiting scholar in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Cambridge, and his main area of interest is Hellenistic philosophy and medicine. His publications include studies on the Sceptical tradition (The Sceptical Road: Aenesidemus' Appropriation of Heraclitus, 2004) and the physician Asclepiades of Bithynia.
Roberto Polito was born in 1966 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Wolfson College, Cambridge University of Cambridge University of Cambr.