The Stoics

The Stoics
A Book

by John M. Rist

  • Publisher : University of California Press
  • Release : 2021-01-08
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN : 0520339231
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1978.

Lives of the Stoics

Lives of the Stoics
The Art of Living from Zeno to Marcus Aurelius

by Ryan Holiday,Stephen Hanselman

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2020-09-29
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0525541888
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Instant New York Times Advice & Business Bestseller, USA Today Bestseller, and Wall Street Journal #1 Bestseller! A New York Times Noteworthy Pick and a "stellar work" by Publishers Weekly From the bestselling authors of The Daily Stoic comes an inspiring guide to the lives of the Stoics, and what the ancients can teach us about happiness, success, resilience and virtue. Nearly 2,300 years after a ruined merchant named Zeno first established a school on the Stoa Poikile of Athens, Stoicism has found a new audience among those who seek greatness, from athletes to politicians and everyone in between. It's no wonder; the philosophy and its embrace of self-mastery, virtue, and indifference to that which we cannot control is as urgent today as it was in the chaos of the Roman Empire. In Lives of the Stoics, Holiday and Hanselman present the fascinating lives of the men and women who strove to live by the timeless Stoic virtues of Courage. Justice. Temperance. Wisdom. Organized in digestible, mini-biographies of all the well-known--and not so well-known--Stoics, this book vividly brings home what Stoicism was like for the people who loved it and lived it, dusting off powerful lessons to be learned from their struggles and successes. More than a mere history book, every example in these pages, from Epictetus to Marcus Aurelius--slaves to emperors--is designed to help the reader apply philosophy in their own lives. Holiday and Hanselman unveil the core values and ideas that unite figures from Seneca to Cato to Cicero across the centuries. Among them are the idea that self-rule is the greatest empire, that character is fate; how Stoics benefit from preparing not only for success, but failure; and learn to love, not merely accept, the hand they are dealt in life. A treasure of valuable insights and stories, this book can be visited again and again by any reader in search of inspiration from the past.

The Stoics, Epicureans, and Sceptics

The Stoics, Epicureans, and Sceptics
A Book

by Eduard Zeller

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1880
  • Pages : 585
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Cambridge Companion to the Stoics

The Cambridge Companion to the Stoics
A Book

by Brad Inwood,Professor of Philosophy Brad Inwood

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2003-05-05
  • Pages : 438
  • ISBN : 9780521779852
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Table of contents

The Stoics

The Stoics
Epicureans and Sceptics

by Eduard Zeller

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1892
  • Pages : 585
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Reign of the Stoics

The Reign of the Stoics
Their History, Religion, Philosophy, Maxims of Self-control, Self-culture, Benevolence, and Justice. With Citations on Each Page of Authors Quoted

by Frederic May Holland

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1879
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Stoics as Teachers

The Stoics as Teachers
An Essay on the Influence of the Teaching of Stoicism on the Civilization of the Early Roman Empire

by Charles Harold Herford

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1882
  • Pages : 101
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Paul and the Stoics

Paul and the Stoics
A Book

by Troels Engberg-Pedersen

  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • Release : 2000-01-01
  • Pages : 435
  • ISBN : 9780664222345
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Dr. Engberg-Pedersen shows how a range of problems encountered in twentieth-century interpretation of three major Pauline letters (Philippians, Galatians, Romans) may be overcome by reading the epistles in the light of ancient Stoic ethics. He discusses literary, conceptual and theological issues: for example, the unity and purpose of the letters; the relationship in the letters between theology and ethics; the logical character and shape of Pauline exhortation; the relationship in Paul between cognition and participation; the meaning of righteousness from faith; Paul's handling of the Jewish law. The author illuminates the central core of Paul's thought by applying the Stoic perspective and argues that scholars must move beyond the traditional Judaism/Hellenism divide to reach a comprehensive and accurate reading of Paul's letters"--P. [4] of cover.

Aristotle, Kant, and the Stoics

Aristotle, Kant, and the Stoics
Rethinking Happiness and Duty

by Stephen Engstrom,Jennifer Whiting

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 1998-04-13
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN : 9780521624978
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This major collection of essays offers the first serious challenge to the traditional view that ancient and modern ethics are fundamentally opposed. In doing so it has important implications for contemporary ethical thought, as well as providing a significant reassessment of the work of Aristotle, Kant and the Stoics. The contributors include internationally recognised interpreters of ancient and modern ethics.

The Corinthian Dissenters and the Stoics

The Corinthian Dissenters and the Stoics
A Book

by Albert V. Garcilazo

  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 251
  • ISBN : 9780820495217
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book focuses on the controversy recorded in 1 Corinthians 15 regarding the denial of the resurrection of the dead. Many attempts and proposals have been made to understand the background of Paul's opponents. By focusing on the possible impact of Stoicism, Albert V. Garcilazo argues that the internal evidence of the letter indicates that some of the Corinthians had adopted a realized eschatology as well as an antisomatic view of the resurrection, which in turn prompted them to reject the future resurrection of the dead. Garcilazo suggests that the higher status members of the congregation were influenced by the cosmological, anthropological, and ethical teachings of the Stoa, especially the tenets of the Roman Stoics. He demonstrates this possibility by first considering the similarities between the doctrines of the Corinthian dissenters and the teachings of the Stoic philosophers, particularly the teachings of Seneca. Following a brief overview of Stoicism, the author concentrates on some of the theological issues revealed in the letter and examines how other scholars have interpreted 1 Corinthians 15. Finally, he provides a detailed analysis of 1 Corinthians 15:12-49. In short, Garcilazo argues that the philosophy of the Stoics seemingly contributed to the resurrection controversy recorded in 1 Corinthians 15.

Plotinus and the Stoics

Plotinus and the Stoics
A Preliminary Study

by Andreas Graeser

  • Publisher : Brill Archive
  • Release : 1972
  • Pages : 145
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Stoics Reader

The Stoics Reader
Selected Writings and Testimonia

by Brad Inwood,Lloyd P. Gerson

  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release : 2008-09-11
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1603843760
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume gathers together the most important evidence about Stoic thought surviving from the ancient world. It is an expanded version of the section on Stoicism in Inwood and Gerson's Hellenistic Philosophy, consolidating related texts into larger, more continuous selections, adding material on the skeptical attack on Stoicism, and a short section that introduces the reader to some of the more interesting texts on Stoic ethics from the Roman imperial period. Inwood and Gerson provide lucid, accurate translations, an Introduction that sets the works included in historical and philosophical context, a glossary of terms, a glossary of philosophers and philosophical sources, an index of passages translated, and a subject index.

Plato and the Stoics

Plato and the Stoics
A Book

by A. G. Long

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2013-09-26
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN : 1107040590
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Seven essays providing new and detailed explorations of the complex relationship between Plato and the Greek and Roman Stoic traditions.

Spinoza and the Stoics

Spinoza and the Stoics
A Book

by Jon Miller

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2015-04-30
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN : 110700070X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book provides a systematic examination of the relations between the key elements of Spinoza's philosophy and the Stoics.

The Stoics

The Stoics
A Book

by Epictetus

  • Publisher : Big Nest
  • Release : 2018-07-30
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN : 9781787247130
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Complete teachings of the Stoic philosopher Epictetus including: The Enchiridion, The Discourses, The Golden Sayings, The Hymn of Cleanthes. The book is a complete guide for the advanced student of Stoicism to show him the best roads toward the goal of becoming a true philosopher. Epictetus was a Greek-speaking Stoic philosopher. He lived in Rome until his banishment, when he went to Nicopolis in north-western Greece for the rest of his life. Epictetus taught that philosophy is a way of life and not just a theoretical discipline. To Epictetus, all external events are beyond our control; we should accept whatever happens calmly and dispassionately. However, individuals are responsible for their own actions, which they can examine and control through rigorous self-discipline.

The Stoics

The Stoics
A Book

by Diogenes Laërtius

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2015-07-11
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN : 1329345282
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Stoics provides fascinating insight into the private lives of the Greek Stoics, giving a voice to those early trailblazers whose influential works have long since been lost: Zeno of Citium Ariston of Chios Herillus of Carthage Dionysius the Renegade Cleanthes of Assos Sphaerus of Bosphorus Chrysippus of Soli

Physics of the Stoics

Physics of the Stoics
A Book

by Samuel Sambursky

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2014-07-14
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN : 140085900X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Stoic physics, based entirely on the continuum concept, is one of the great original contributions in the history of physical systems. Building on The Physical World of the Greeks, the author describes the main aspects of the Stoic continuum theory, traces its origins back to pre-Stoic science and philosophy, and shows the attempts of the Stoics to work out a coherent system of thought that would explain the essential phenomena of the physical world by a few basic assumptions. Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Stoics and the State

The Stoics and the State
Theory - Practice - Context

by Jula Wildberger

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2018-03-28
  • Pages : 263
  • ISBN : 9783848728435
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How did the Stoics conceive of a polis and statehood? What happens when these ideas meet different biographies and changing historical environments? To answer these questions, 'The Stoics and the State' combines close philological reading of original source texts and fine-grained conceptual analysis with wide-ranging contextualisation, which is both thematic and diachronic. A systematic account elucidates extant definitions, aspects of statehood (territory, institutions, population and state objectives) and the constitutive function of the common law. The book's diachronic part investigates how Stoics from Zeno to Marcus Aurelius used their theory of the state to assess particular states, explain the origin of political communities and shape their own political practice. A glimpse at modern adaptations from Justus Lipsius to Martha C. Nussbaum explains the peculiarities of Stoic notions and their basis in a conception of human nature as not only political but essentially sociable and beneficent.

The Stoics: A Guide for the Perplexed

The Stoics: A Guide for the Perplexed
A Book

by M. Andrew Holowchak

  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2008-04-22
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 144110318X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Stoicism was a key philosophical movement in the Hellenistic period. Today, the stoics are central to the study of Ethics and Ancient Philosophy. In The Stoics: A Guide for the Perplexed, M. Andrew Holowchak sketches, from Zeno to Aurelius, a framework thatcaptures the tenor of stoic ethical thinking in its key terms. Drawing on the readily available works of Seneca, Epictetus and Aurelius, Holowchak makes ancient texts accessible to students unfamiliar with Stoic thought. Providing ancient and modern-day examples to illustrate Stoic principles, the author guides the reader through the main themes and ideas of Stoic thought: Stoic cosmology, epistemology, views of nature, selfknowledge, perfectionism and, in particular, ethics. Holowchak also endeavours to present Stoicism as an ethically viable way of life today through rejecting their notion of ethical perfectionism in favor of a type of ethical progressivism consistent with other key Stoic principles.

Gandhi and the Stoics

Gandhi and the Stoics
Modern Experiments on Ancient Values

by Richard Sorabji

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2012-11-06
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0226768821
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“Was Gandhi a philosopher? Yes.” So begins this remarkable investigation of the guiding principles that motivated the transformative public acts of one of the top historical figures of the twentieth century. Richard Sorabji, continuing his exploration of the many connections between South Asian thought and ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, brings together in this volume the unlikely pairing of Mahatma Gandhi and the Stoics, uncovering a host of parallels that suggests a deep affinity spanning the two millennia between them. While scholars have long known Gandhi’s direct Western influences to be Platonic and Christian, Sorabji shows how a look at Gandhi’s convergence with the Stoics works mutually, throwing light on both of them. Both emphasized emotional detachment, which provided a necessary freedom, a suspicion of universal rules of conduct that led to a focus not on human rights but human duties—the personally determined paths each individual must make for his or her self. By being indifferent, paradoxically, both the Stoics and Gandhi could love manifoldly. In drawing these links to the fore, Sorabji demonstrates the comparative consistency of Gandhi’s philosophical ideas, isolating the specific ideological strengths that were required to support some of the most consequential political acts and experiments in how to live.