Persuaded thus of the impossibility of philosophy, Carneades was led to recommend his theory of the probable.
So Arcesilas may be supposed to have said, and so Carneades laid down the law.
And now having said thus much for Carneades, I hope the Reader will give me leave to say something too for my self.
Cicero repeated his reasoning, and tells us it had been also employed by Carneades, De Nat.
Carneades was so besotted with it, that he would not find time so much as to comb his head or to pare his nails.
Carneades is usually considered the greatest of the Academic Sceptics.
At length, in the year 155, the Athenian philosopher Carneades appeared at Rome, on a political mission.
But the contrary doctrine of Carneades and the Sophists would not down.
Carneades left no written works; his opinions seem to have been systematized by Clitomachus.
On the one side Carneades leans to scepticism, on the other he accepts probability as his guide.