M. Tulli Ciceronis Academica, Issue 2

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Page 56 - Nature is always too strong for principle. And though a PYRRHONIAN may throw himself or others into a momentary amazement and confusion by his profound reasonings, the first and most trivial event in life will put to flight all his doubts and scruples, and leave him the same, in every point of action and speculation, with the philosophers of every other sect, or with those who never concerned themselves in any philosophical researches.
Page 198 - Quam multa vident pictores in umbris 10 et in eminentia, quae nos non videmus! quam multa, quae nos fugiunt in cantu, exaudiunt in eo genere exercitati! qui primo inflatu tibicinis Antiopam esse aiunt aut Andromacham, cum id nos ne suspicemur quidem.
Page 56 - It is a question of fact whether the perceptions of the senses be produced by external objects resembling them. How shall this question be determined? By experience, surely, as all other questions of a like nature. But here experience is and must be entirely silent. The mind has never anything present to it but the perceptions, and cannot possibly reach any experience of their connection with objects. The supposition of such a connection is, therefore, without any foundation in reasoning.
Page 269 - Speak to Him thou, for He hears, and Spirit with Spirit can meet — Closer is He than breathing, and nearer than hands and feet. God is law, say the wise; O Soul, and let us rejoice, For if He thunder by law, the thunder is yet His voice. Law is God, say some: no God at all, says the fool; For all we have power to see is a straight staff bent in a pool...
Page 56 - On the contrary, he must acknowledge, if he will acknowledge any thing, that all human life must perish, were his principles universally and steadily to prevail. All discourse, all action would immediately cease; and men remain in a total lethargy, till the necessities of nature, unsatisfied, put an end to their miserable existence.
Page 110 - Hic in omnibus fere sermonibus, qui ab iis, qui illum audierunt, perscripti varie copioseque sunt, ita disputat ut nihil adfirmet ipse, refellat alios, nihil se scire dicat nisi id ipsum, eoque praestare ceteris, quod illi, quae nesciant, scire se putent, ipse se nihil scire id unum sciat...
Page 158 - Itaque Arcesilas negabat esse quidquam quod sciri posset, ne illud quidem ipsum, quod Socrates sibi reliquisset : sic omnia latere censebat in occulto, neque esse...
Page 307 - Ac mihi videor nimis etiam nunc agere ieiune. Cum sit enim campus in quo exsultare possit oratio, cur earn tantas in angustias et Stoicorum dumeta compellimus ? Si enim mihi cum Peripatetico res esset, qui id percipi posse diceret ' quod impressum esset e vero...
Page 207 - Ergo, cum sit argumentum ratio probationem praestans, qua colligitur aliud per aliud, et quae, quod est dubium, per id, quod dubium non est, confirmāt: necesse est esse aliquid in causa, quod probatione non egeat.
Page 236 - All A is B All B is C All C is D All D is E /. All A is E 20.

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