Home » Stoic Philosophy by John M. Rist
Stoic Philosophy John M. Rist

Stoic Philosophy

John M. Rist

Published January 2nd 1969
ISBN : 9780521076203
Hardcover
310 pages
Enter answer

 About the Book 

Literature on the Stoa has recently concentrated on historical accounts of the development of the school and on Stoicism as a social movement. Professor Rist??s approach is to examine in detail a series of philosophical problems discussed by leadingMoreLiterature on the Stoa has recently concentrated on historical accounts of the development of the school and on Stoicism as a social movement. 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.