A Dictionary of All Religions and Religious Denominations/Academics

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*ACADEMICS, an ancient Philosophical sect, which taught in a grove near Athens, sacred to Academus, who was one of their heroes. They were originally the disciples of Socrates and Plato; hut in after times neglected the plain and useful truths which they had taught, and devoted themselves to the most abstruse and incomprehensible studies: they have been confounded, by Mr. Hume and others, with the Sceptics.[1]

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  1. Ency. Perthens.