Topics in Stoic Philosophy

Paperback | November 1, 2001

EditorKaterina Ierodiakonou

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Stoicism (third century BC to second century AD) is one of the richest and most influential intellectual traditions of antiquity. Leading scholars here contribute new studies of a set of topics which are the focus of current research in this area. They combine careful analytical attention tothe original texts with historical sensitivity and philosophical acuity, to provide the basis for a better understanding of Stoic ethics, political theory, logic, and physics. Whereas till recently the study of Hellenistic philosophy has been mainly a historical enterprise, these essays demonstratethat a proper treatment of Stoicism engages us in philosophical questions of considerable current relevance and interest.

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Stoicism (third century BC to second century AD) is one of the richest and most influential intellectual traditions of antiquity. Leading scholars here contribute new studies of a set of topics which are the focus of current research in this area. They combine careful analytical attention tothe original texts with historical sensitivit...

Katerina Ierodiakonou is Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at St Hugh's College, Oxford.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:268 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.59 inPublished:November 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Katerina Ierodiakonou: Introduction: The Study of Stoicism: Its Decline and Revival1. Jonathan Barnes: Aristotle and Stoic Logic2. Mario Mignucci: The Liar Paradox and the Stoics3. Michael Frede: On the Stoic Conception of the Good4. Brad Inwood: Rules and Reasoning in Stoic Ethics5. David Sedley: The Stoic-Platonist Debate on Kathekonta6. Philip Mitsis: The Stoic Origin of Natural Rights7. Dirk Obbink: The Stoic Sage in the Cosmic City8. Susanne Bobzien: Chrysippus' Theory of CausesSelect Bibliography; Index

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`This collection of essays by prominent philosophers and classicists contains studies that specialists will find valuable... fresh and challenging readings of important issues in Stoic philosophy, which will stimulate additional response from within the scholarly community. Thus, thiscollection of essays not only demonstrates the vitality of scholarship on Stoicism and Hellenistic philosophy, it also further contributes to it.'Glenn Lesses, Phronesis