Xenocrates


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Xenocrates (c. 396/5 – 314/3 BC) of Chalcedon was a Greek philosopher, mathematician, and leader (scholarch) of the Platonic Academy from 339/8 to 314/3 BC. His teachings followed those of Plato, which he attempted to define more closely, often with mathematical elements. He distinguished three forms of being, the sensible, the intelligible, and a third compounded of the two, to which correspond ... more »

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  • ''I have often repented speaking, but never of holding my tongue.''
    Xenocrates (396-315 B.C.), Greek philosopher. quoted by Valerius Maximus in Annals, bk. 7, ch. 2, sct. 7. Plutarch has attributed the remark to Si...
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