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Law, Reason, and the Cosmic City: Political Philosophy in the Early Stoa

Katja Maria Vogt

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195320091
eISBN:
9780199869657
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320091.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The book is a comprehensive study of early Stoic political philosophy. It considers the conceptions of the cosmic city and the common law as central to the Stoics' theory, and discusses how these ... More


Introduction

Andrew S. Mason

in The Philosophy of Epictetus

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199233076
eISBN:
9780191716416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233076.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Epictetus has been one of the most widely read and most influential of ancient philosophers. This introductory chapter asks why he became so influential, despite not being the founder of a school or ... More


Wisdom: Sages and Gods

Katja Maria Vogt

in Law, Reason, and the Cosmic City: Political Philosophy in the Early Stoa

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195320091
eISBN:
9780199869657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320091.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The ideal of wisdom—and citizenship in the cosmos—is explored in detail, both regarding ideal human agents and gods. The view that the sage is strictly omniscient is rejected; rather, the sage's ... More


Mathematics and Metaphysics in Proclus

Dominic J. O'Meara

in Pythagoras Revived: Mathematics and Philosophy in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198239130
eISBN:
9780191600937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198239130.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Proclus's use of geometry in developing a science of metaphysics (called ‘dialectic’ or ‘theology’), in its method and conclusions, is described through a study of his Elements of Theology and of his ... More


Parmenides' Place in Presocratic Philosophy

John Palmer

in Parmenides and Presocratic Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199567904
eISBN:
9780191721717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567904.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

After providing a retrospective summation of the modal interpretation of Parmenides developed in Chapters 2 tohrough 4, this concluding chapter reconsiders in light of these results his relation to ... More


God and Cosmos in Stoicism

Ricardo Salles (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199556144
eISBN:
9780191720864
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556144.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Ancient Philosophy

This is a collective study, in nine chapters, of the close connection between theology and cosmology in Stoic philosophy. The Stoic god is best described as the single active physical principle that ... More


Historical Background to the Interpretation of Aristotle's Teleology

Monte Ransome Johnson

in Aristotle on Teleology

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199285303
eISBN:
9780191603143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199285306.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

According to the standard history, Aristotelian teleology and final causes were discarded in the scientific revolution in favor of the mechanical philosophy. In fact, the term teleology was invented ... More


Introduction: God and Cosmos in Stoicism

Ricardo Salles

in God and Cosmos in Stoicism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199556144
eISBN:
9780191720864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556144.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Ancient Philosophy

This introductory chapter begins with some brief general remarks about the connection between theology and cosmology in Stoic philosophy, and its consequences in practical ethics and religious cult ... More


Stoic Philosophical Theology and Graeco‐Roman Religion

Keimpe Algra

in God and Cosmos in Stoicism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199556144
eISBN:
9780191720864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556144.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter examines some aspects of the philosophical attitude of the Stoics, early as well as later, vis- à-vis traditional religion. It first addresses some preliminary issues, such as the ... More


Theology, Science, and Contemplation

Anthony Kenny

in Aristotle on the Perfect Life

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240174
eISBN:
9780191680106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240174.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

It is not easy to specify precisely what makes a truth a scientific truth; many distinguished philosophers of science have failed in the task. But, again taking our cue from Aristotle, we can say ... More


The Neoplatonists

R. J. Hankinson

in Cause and Explanation in Ancient Greek Thought

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246564
eISBN:
9780191597572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246564.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Although the syncretism of the preceding Platonic tradition is still evident in the Neoplatonism of Plotinus, Plotinus’ system of reality, Hankinson argues, is a strikingly original achievement. ... More


What Does the Maker Mind Make?

L. A. Kosman

in Essays on Aristotle's De Anima

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236009
eISBN:
9780191598104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019823600X.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This essay examines the question: what does the maker mind make, and what is it anyway? It argues that active thinking, thinking as theoria, which the maker mind makes, is a thinking most fully ... More


From Theology to Ethics

A. A. Long

in Epictetus: A Stoic and Socratic Guide to Life

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245567
eISBN:
9780191597923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245568.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Like earlier Stoics, Epictetus views the goal of ethics as life in accordance with nature, but he gives that goal distinctively theonomic foundations. His conception of happiness is explored, ... More


Developing the Virtues: Integrating Perspectives

Julia Annas, Darcia Narvaez, and Nancy E. Snow (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190271466
eISBN:
9780190271480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190271466.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Ethicists and psychologists have become increasingly interested in the development of virtue in recent years, approaching the topic from the perspectives of virtue ethics and developmental psychology ... More


Verbum in Corde

Claude Panaccio

in Mental Language: From Plato to William of Ockham

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823272600
eISBN:
9780823272648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823272600.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Early Christian theologians such as Justin Martyr and Theophilus of Antioch borrowed the philosophical idea of internal discourse as a useful wordly comparison for understanding the engendering of ... More


First Philosophy In Metaphysics Λ‎

Lindsay Judson

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 54

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198825128
eISBN:
9780191864681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825128.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

I argue that Metaphysicsλ‎ is a unified work, and one which is not a continuation of the central books ΖΗΘ‎ (with or without Ι‎ or Κ‎). It outlines an extensive project in First Philosophy, which has ... More


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