God and Cosmos in Stoicism

Hardcover | November 15, 2009

EditorRicardo Salles

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This is a collective study, in nine new essays, of the close connection between theology and cosmology in Stoic philosophy. The Stoic god is best described as the single active physical principle that governs the whole cosmos. The first part of the book covers three essential topics in Stoictheology: the active and demiurgical character of god, his corporeal nature and irreducibility to matter, and fate as the network of causes through which god acts upon the cosmos. The second part turns to Stoic cosmology, and how it relates to other cosmologies of the time. The third part examinesthe ethical and religious consequences of the Stoic theories of god and cosmos.

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This is a collective study, in nine new essays, of the close connection between theology and cosmology in Stoic philosophy. The Stoic god is best described as the single active physical principle that governs the whole cosmos. The first part of the book covers three essential topics in Stoictheology: the active and demiurgical characte...

Ricardo Salles is Professor of Philosophy at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.82 inPublished:November 15, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Ricardo Salles: Introduction: God and Cosmos in StoicismPart I: God, providence, and fate1. Thomas Benatouil: How industrious can Zeus be? The extent and objects of divine activity in Stoicism.2. Jean-Baptiste Gourinat: The Stoics on matter and prime-matter: corporealism and the imprint of Plato's Timaeus3. Susan Sauve Meyer: Chain of causes: what is Stoic Fate?Part II: Elements, cosmogony and conflagration4. John Cooper: Chrysippus on Physical Elements5. Ricardo Salles: Chrysippus on conflagration and the indestructibility of the cosmos6. Inna Kupreeva: Stoic Themes in Peripatetic physics?Part III: The ethics and religion of Stoic cosmo-theology7. Marcelo Boeri: Does cosmic nature matter? Some reflections on the cosmological aspects of Stoic ethics8. Brad Inwood: Why Physics?9. Keimpe Algra: Stoic Philosophical Theology and Graeco-Roman Religion