Carneades (Karneades), c. 214 BC - c. 129 BC. Greek philosopher and head of the . He followed the lead of his predecessor Arcesilaus, turning in the skeptical direction which was to define the New Academy.

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Carneades
Article from the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, noting Carneades' contribution to the discourse of the time, and his criterion of plausibility.
Plutarch: Carneades' Visit to Rome
The Roman historian's account of this Greek philosopher's visit to Rome, during which he argued opposite sides of an argument on successive days, incurring Roman disgust. From the Ancient History Sourcebook.

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