A Sketch of Ancient Philosophy From Thales to Cicero by Joseph Bickersteth MayorA Sketch of Ancient Philosophy From Thales to Cicero by Joseph Bickersteth Mayor

A Sketch of Ancient Philosophy From Thales to Cicero

byJoseph Bickersteth Mayor

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1881. Excerpt: ... disputes of the schools; and thus the natural instinct of self-preservation impelled them to strengthen themselves by the re-union of philosophy, just as in our own days the same motive may be seen in aspirations after the re-union of Christendom. Before speaking in detail of the Romans, we must say a word as to the signs of eclecticism in the two remaining schools. It has been mentioned that the activity of the later Peripatetics was mainly of the commentatorial kind, but, in the spurious treatise De Mundo, which is included in the works of Aristptlc, but was probably written in the middle of the 1st century B.C., we find a decided admixture of Stoic elements, especially where it treats of the action of the Deity on the world. Again, even among the Epicureans, in spite of their hostility to the other schools and their own proverbial conservatism, we have already noticed a departure from the teaching of their founder, in the writings of Philodemus and others, 1st as regards the greater importance attributed to art and science and literature', 2ndly in the recognition, to a greater or less extent, of a Divine government of the world", 3rdly in the abandonment of the old cynical repudiation of higher motives. Cicero tells us that this was especially the case in regard to the relation between bodily and mental pleasure, and to the selfish theory of friendship3. 1 See above, p. 184,11. 3. 2 See above, p. 199, n. 1. 'Cic. Fin. I. 55 'there are. many Epicureans who think erroneously that mental pleasure need not be dependent on bodily pleasure;' §69 'there are some weak brethren among the Epicureans who are ashamed to confess that our own pleasure is the sole ground of friendship;' compare Hirzel I.e. p. 168 foil, and my note on N. D. I. in. The four last mentioned schools, i.e. the ...

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Title:A Sketch of Ancient Philosophy From Thales to CiceroFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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