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Stoic Philosophy - J. M. Rist

Stoic Philosophy

Paperback Published: 20th June 1977
ISBN: 9780521292016
Number Of Pages: 312

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Literature on the Stoa usually concentrates on historical accounts of the development of the school and on Stoicism as a social movement. In this 1977 text, Professor Rist's approach is to examine in detail a series of philosophical problems discussed by leading members of the Stoic school. He is not concerned with social history or with the influence of Stoicism on popular beliefs in the Ancient world, but with such questions as the relation between Stoicism and the thought of Aristotle, the meaning and purpose of such Stoic paradoxes as 'all sins are equal', and the philosophical interrelation of Stoic physics and ethics. There are chapters on aspects of Stoic logic and on the thought of particular thinkers such as Panaetius and Posidonius, but ethical problems occupy the centre of the stage.

List of abbreviations
Aristotle and the stoic good
Zeno and Chrysippus on human action and emotion
Problems of pleasure and pain
Cynicism and stoicism
All sins are equal
Appropriate acts
Fate and necessity
The criterion of truth
Categories and their uses
The innovations of Panaetius
The imprint of Posidonius
Knowing and willing
The unity of the person
Three stoic views of time
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ISBN: 9780521292016
ISBN-10: 0521292018
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 20th June 1977
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.4

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