The stoic sage : the early stoics on wisdom, sagehood, and by Socrates.; Brouwer, Rene; Socrates

By Socrates.; Brouwer, Rene; Socrates

After Plato and Aristotle, the Stoics, from the 3rd century BCE onwards, constructed the 3rd nice classical perception of knowledge. This publication bargains a reconstruction of this pivotal idea in Stoicism, beginning out from the 2 extant Stoic definitions, 'knowledge of human and divine concerns' and 'fitting expertise'. It focuses not just at the query of what they understood by way of knowledge, but additionally on how knowledge might be completed, how tricky it's to develop into a sage, and the way this trouble might be defined. The solutions to those questions are in accordance with a clean research of the facts, with all important texts provided within the unique Greek or Latin, in addition to in translation. The Stoic Sage can therefore additionally function a resource e-book on Stoic knowledge, which could be valuable to experts and to someone attracted to one of many cornerstones of the Graeco-Roman classical culture

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66 In this account the word ‘nature’ occurs twice. In the book title ‘nature’ refers to man’s nature, so it seems obvious to take it in that sense, too, when it occurs again. But there are several reasons to consider another meaning here. 65 66 For the debate see, on the one hand, those who assign a role to physics: Long (1970–1), (1989), White (1979), Striker (1991), Cooper (1995), Inwood (1995), Betegh (2003), Vogt (2008), Boeri (2009), Liu (2009), and, on the other hand, those who offer a ‘neo-Aristotelian’ interpretation of the Stoic version of the end, in which cosmic nature plays no role: Engberg-Pedersen (1986), Irwin (1986), 208 n.

43: ut ille sapiens dicatur, qui scit omnia etiam difficilia per certitudinem et causam, ipsum scire propter se quaerens, alios ordinans et persuadens. Cf. Frede (1996) 16–17 (without reference to the evidence), Vogt (2008) 120–6 (who mainly relies on Stobaeus). ’98 The sage will not already possess the relevant insights, which entails that he will not be omniscient. 99 In the second passage, in Letter 109, Seneca deals with the question whether sages need to help each other. According to Seneca sages help each other in acting and thinking.

The ‘more detailed account’ of logic by the little known Diocles of Magnesia ap. 52, LS 39a, FDS 255). For a ‘map of [Stoic] logic’ see Barnes (1999) 67 and Castagnoli (2010) 155. See Diocles of Magnesia’s account (n. 55): ἀρέσκει τοῖς Στωικοῖς τὸν περὶ φαντασίας καὶ αἰσθήσεως προτάττειν λόγον, καθότι τὸ κριτήριον, ᾧ ἡ ἀλήθεια τῶν πραγμάτων γινώσκεται. e. 2c), we can already infer the importance that the Stoics attached to interrelatedness from the doctrine that according to some Stoics the integration should go even further.

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