Carneades (Karneades)( Greek philosopher)
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Carneades; Karneades, from Cyrene, 214-129 gg. BC. e., Greek philosopher, did not leave behind any writings. Supervised by the Academy (cm. Plato) in 164-187 years. K. different severity of deep thought and erudition. A representative of the skeptical direction of the Academy and denied the possibility of the existence criterion of absolute truth, therefore, recommended to refrain from making judgments. In practice, however, he admitted the possibility of evaluating individual events, respectively, the three degrees of plausibility: plausible observation, uncontested and audited. He played well against certain philosophical schools, especially against the Stoics. In the field of ethics of the highest order to consider the implementation of fundamental rights or of all human life opportunities. K. had a great influence on contemporary philosophical trends, he inspired respect and admiration of others. K. participated in the embassy in Rome, which brought interest with their performances.