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Hellenistic Pythagorean epistemology.

De Cesaris, Giulia and Horky, Phillip Sidney (2018) 'Hellenistic Pythagorean epistemology.', Lexicon philosophicum., 2018 (Special issue : Hellenistic theories of knowledge). pp. 221-262.


The paper offers a running commentary on ps-Archytas’ On Intellect and Sense Perception, with the aim to provide a clear description of Hellenistic/post-Hellenistic Pythagorean epistemology. Through an analysis of the process of knowledge and of the faculties that this involves, ps-Archytas presents an original epistemological theory which, although grounded in Aristotelian and Platonic theories, results in a peculiar Pythagorean criteriology that accounts for the acquisition and production of knowledge, as well as for the specific competences of each cognitive faculty.

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Date accepted:15 September 2018
Date deposited:17 September 2018
Date of first online publication:December 2018
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