Stoicism: Traditions and Transformations

Stoicism: Traditions and Transformations


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Stoicism is now widely recognized as one of the most important philosophical schools of ancient Greece and Rome. But how did it influence Western thought after Greek and Roman antiquity? The contributors recruited for this volume include leading international scholars of Stoicism as well as experts in later periods of philosophy. They trace the impact of Stoicism and Stoic ideas from late antiquity through the medieval and modern periods.

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ISBN-13: 9780521181648
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/31/2010
Pages: 310
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Steven K. Strange was Associate Professor of Philosophy at Emory University.

Jack Zupko is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Emory University.

Table of Contents

Introduction Steven K. Strange and Jack Zupko; 1. The Socratic imprint of Epictetus' philosophy A. A. Long; 2. The Stoics on the voluntariness of the passions Steven K. Strange; 3. Stoicism and the Apostle Paul: a philosophical reading Troels Engberg-Pedersen; 4. Moral judgment in Seneca Brad Inwood; 5. Stoic first movements in Christianity Richard Sorabji; 6. Where were the Stoics in the Middle Ages? Sten Ebbesen; 7. Abelard's Stoicism and its consequences Calvin Normore; 8. Constance and coherence Jacqueline Lagrée; 9. On the happy life: Descartes vis-à-vis Seneca Donald Rutherford; 10. Psychotherapy and moral perfection: Spinoza and the Stoics on the prospect of happiness Firmin DeBrabander; 11. Duties of justice, duties of material aid: Cicero's problematic legacy Martha Nussbaum; 12. Stoic emotion Lawrence Becker.

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