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The Stoic Life: Emotions, Duties, and Fate

Tad Brennan

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199256266
eISBN:
9780191603075
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256268.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This reader-friendly introduction to the ethical system of the Ancient Greek Stoics combines state-of-the art scholarship with lively and accessible prose. It builds on the renewed attention that the ... More


Divine and Human Agency and Freedom

Troels Engberg‐Pedersen

in Cosmology and Self in the Apostle Paul: The Material Spirit

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558568
eISBN:
9780191720970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558568.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter focuses on a specific issue that lies at the heart of the relationship between human beings and the ‘powers’ of the world: the extent to which human beings are subject to the governance ... More


Graeco-Roman Humanism

Antony Black

in A World History of Ancient Political Thought

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199281695
eISBN:
9780191713101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281695.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The Greeks were the only people to regard the human as a significant category. Zeno said that we should regard all men as fellow-citizens. The Roman empire made the Stoic idea of cosmopolis seem ... More


Emotion and Peace of Mind: From Stoic Agitation to Christian Temptation

Richard Sorabji

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199256600
eISBN:
9780191712609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256600.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The Stoics (Chrysippus, Seneca, Epictetus) tell us how to get rid of unwanted emotions by re-evaluating situations (cognitive therapy). In their view, an emotion is a pair of value judgements that ... More


Roman Christianity and Roman Stoicism: A Comparative Study of Ancient Morality

Runar M. Thorsteinsson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199578641
eISBN:
9780191722868
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578641.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This study examines the moral teachings of first-century Roman Christianity and Roman Stoicism, and compares the two. The study falls into three main parts: Part I introduces and discusses the moral ... More


The Case For and Against Eradication Of Emotion

Richard Sorabji

in Emotion and Peace of Mind: From Stoic Agitation to Christian Temptation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199256600
eISBN:
9780191712609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256600.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Arguments for eradicating most emotions were the Stoic thesis that one misevaluates indifferents, the approval of serenity, and the point that pleasant emotions are inextricably tied to unpleasant ... More


How the Ancient Exercises Work

Richard Sorabji

in Emotion and Peace of Mind: From Stoic Agitation to Christian Temptation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199256600
eISBN:
9780191712609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256600.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The ancients offered a huge range of therapeutic exercises. Some ward off future emotion, some deal with emotion that has already arisen from a past occurrence. Chrysippus' emphasis on re-evaluating ... More


The Concept Of Will

Richard Sorabji

in Emotion and Peace of Mind: From Stoic Agitation to Christian Temptation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199256600
eISBN:
9780191712609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256600.003.0022
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The term ‘free will’ appears first in Lucretius' Latin, but will plays little role in accounts of freedom until Augustine, and that innovation was not clarifying. The concept of will was composed by ... More


Introduction to Roman Stoicism

Runar M. Thorsteinsson

in Roman Christianity and Roman Stoicism: A Comparative Study of Ancient Morality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199578641
eISBN:
9780191722868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578641.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter provides a general introduction to Roman Stoicism, especially in relation to the field of ethics. A brief overview is given of the historical setting of the Stoic school in Rome in the ... More


Epictetus

Runar M. Thorsteinsson

in Roman Christianity and Roman Stoicism: A Comparative Study of Ancient Morality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199578641
eISBN:
9780191722868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578641.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter presents the moral teaching of the ex-slave Epictetus (ca. 55–135 CE). He was a student of Musonius, but eventually he became a teacher himself. Like his fellow Stoics, Epictetus points ... More


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