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Speusippus

(c. 407—339 bc)


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(c.407–339bc)

Plato's nephew and successor as head of the Academy from 347 to 339. Under Speusippus the Academy took the turn towards abstract mathematical studies, and the virtual equation of philosophy and mathematics, that probably led to the withdrawal of Aristotle.

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