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Cambridge Companions to Philosophy : The Cambridge Companion to the Stoics - Brad Inwood

Cambridge Companions to Philosophy

The Cambridge Companion to the Stoics

By: Brad Inwood (Editor)

Paperback Published: 27th August 2003
ISBN: 9780521779852
Number Of Pages: 450

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This unique volume offers an odyssey through the ideas of the Stoics in three particular ways: first, through the historical trajectory of the school itself and its influence; second, through the recovery of the history of Stoic thought; third, through the ongoing confrontation with Stoicism, showing how it refines philosophical traditions, challenges the imagination, and ultimately defines the kind of life one chooses to lead. A distinguished roster of specialists have written an authoritative guide to the entire philosophical tradition. The first two chapters chart the history of the school in the ancient world, and are followed by chapters on the core themes of the Stoic system: epistemology, logic, natural philosophy, theology, determinism, and metaphysics. There are two chapters on what might be thought of as the heart and soul of the Stoics system: ethics.

'... a splendid guide to what is currently going on in work in the Stoics.' Journal of African Christian Thought '... useful ... The contributions are well written and together form a comprehensive introduction to Stoicism.' Practical Philosophy 'There is nothing but good to say of this book. For a start, it is excellently organized ... it should go without saying that the quality of the scholarship is outstanding ... the chapters are very easy to read, and yet draw you on to improve your grasp of the topic and the pertinent issues ... No knowledge of ancient languages is assumed, but the clarity of the contributions means that even hardened scholars will profit from the book ... there could be no better introduction to Stoicism than this book.' Heythrop Journal

Contributorsp. vii
Introduction Stoicism, an Intellectual Odysseyp. 1
The School, from Zeno to Arius Didymusp. 7
The School in the Roman Imperial Periodp. 33
Stoic Epistemologyp. 59
Logicp. 85
Stoic Natural Philosophy (Physics and Cosmology)p. 124
Stoic Theologyp. 153
Stoic Determinismp. 179
Stoic Metaphysicsp. 206
Stoic Ethicsp. 233
Stoic Moral Psychologyp. 257
Stoicism and Medicinep. 295
The Stoic Contribution to Traditional Grammarp. 310
The Stoics and the Astronomical Sciencesp. 328
Stoic Naturalism and Its Criticsp. 345
Stoicism in the Philosophical Tradition: Spinoza, Lipsius, Butlerp. 365
Bibliographyp. 393
List of Primary Worksp. 417
General Indexp. 423
Passages Indexp. 433
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ISBN: 9780521779852
ISBN-10: 0521779855
Series: Cambridge Companions to Philosophy
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 450
Published: 27th August 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.6

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