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Alcinous (c. 2nd century AD)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-A004-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
Retrieved August 17, 2019, from

Article Summary

Long misidentified with the Middle Platonist philosopher Albinus, Alcinous is author of a ‘handbook of Platonism’, which gives a good survey of Platonist doctrine as it was understood in the second century ad. The work covers logic, physics and ethics, and shows considerable influence from both Stoicism and Aristotelianism, in both terminology and doctrine, while remaining in all essentials Platonic.

Citing this article:
Dillon, John. Alcinous (c. 2nd century AD), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-A004-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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