The Academics Of Cicero by Marcus Tullius CiceroThe Academics Of Cicero by Marcus Tullius Cicero

The Academics Of Cicero

byMarcus Tullius Cicero

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1880. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... strength is derived from those impressions to which she has given assent and sanction, and speaking generally it is inevitable that before we act some appearance should present itself to us and that our assent should be given to the appearance which has so presented itself. Therefore he who sweeps away either 'appearance' or 'assent,' sweeps away all activity out of life. XIII. Now let us look to the arguments usually advanced in 40 opposition by these philosophers. But first you have an opportunity of understanding the basis, so to speak, of their entire theory. They put together, then, first of all, a certain system relating to what we call 'appearances,' and determine their nature and classes, and when dealing with these classes they define at as great length as do the Stoics the properties of that class which can be perceived and 'apprehended.' Next they set forth those two propositions which almost, they say, comprise within them the whole problem now before us: when certain 'appearances' present such an aspect that other appearances also may possibly present the same aspect, without any difference between them, then it is not possible for one division of these appearances to be perceived while another division is not perceived: now appearances are indifferent, not only when they are in all respects essentially alike, but also when they cannot be in practice distinguished. After laying down these propositions, they put their whole case in the compass of a single formal demonstration. This demonstration is thus drawn up: 'Of appearances some are true, some deceptive, and what is deceptive is not capable of being perceived: any true appearance however which has presented itself is in every case such that a deceptive appearance may present itself havi...
Title:The Academics Of CiceroFormat:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:January 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217885071

ISBN - 13:9780217885072

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