Bringing to the Light: Cicero's Paradoxa Stoicorum

@article{Englert1990BringingTT,
  title={Bringing to the Light: Cicero's Paradoxa Stoicorum},
  author={Walter G. Englert},
  journal={Apeiron},
  year={1990},
  volume={23},
  pages={117 - 142}
}
Playing around, I have cast into the form of commonplaces for you those very things which the Stoics are scarcely able to prove at their leisure in the gymnasia. Since these things are amazing and contrary to the opinion of everyone (the Stoics themselves call them paradoxa), I wanted to see whether they could be brought into the light, that is, into the forum, and be expressed so that they would gain acceptance, or whether (on the contrary) learned discourse is one thing, and popular discourse… 
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The upshot is that (P3′) seems to be a plausible principle, and that at least one part of paradox III in Cicero’s Paradoxa Stoicorum appears to be defensible.
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