The Cambridge Companion to the Stoics

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Brad Inwood
Cambridge University Press, May 5, 2003 - Philosophy - 438 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Contributors
vii
Stoicism An Intellectual Odyssey
1
The School from Zeno to Arius Didymus
7
The School in the Roman Imperial Period
33
Stoic Epistemology
59
Logic
85
Stoic Natural Philosophy Physics and Cosmology
124
Stoic Theology
153
Stoic Moral Psychology
257
Stoicism and Medicine
295
The Stoic Contribution to Traditional Grammar
310
The Stoics and the Astronomical Sciences
328
Stoic Naturalism and Its Critics
345
Stoicism in the Philosophical Tradition Spinoza Lipsius Butler
365
Bibliography
393
List of Primary Works
417

Stoic Determinism
179
Stoic Metaphysics
206
Stoic Ethics
233

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