Speusippus and Xenocrates on the Pursuit and Ends of Philosophy

In Harold Tarrant, Danielle A. Layne, Dirk Baltzly & François Renaud (eds.), Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Plato in Antiquity. Leiden: Brill. pp. 29-45 (2017)
  Copy   BIBTEX


The philosophical practices undertaken in Plato's Academy remain, in the words of Cherniss, a 'riddle'. Yet surviving accounts of the views of the first two scholarchs of Plato's Academy after his death, Speusippus and Xenocrates, reveal a sophisticated engagement with their teacher's ideas concerning the pursuit of knowledge and the ends of philosophy. Speusippus and Xenocrates transform Plato's views on epistemology and happiness, and thereby help to lay the groundwork for the transformation of philosophy in the Hellenistic era.



External links

  • This entry has no external links. Add one.
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library


Added to PP

118 (#156,170)

6 months
562 (#2,526)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Phillip Sidney Horky
Durham University

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references