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Theophrastus and the Stoics: Forcing the Issue

Julia Annas

in The Morality of Happiness

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195096521
eISBN:
9780199833061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195096525.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Aristotle's pupil Theophrastus sharpened the claim that happiness requires external goods as well as virtue, a claim prominently denied by the Stoics. Their position that virtue is sufficient for ... More


Gandhi's individual freedom and Isaiah Berlin on Zeno's—sour grapes?

Richard Sorabji

in Gandhi and the Stoics: Modern Experiments on Ancient Values

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199644339
eISBN:
9780191745812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644339.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Isaiah Berlin at first denied that the Stoic conception of freedom was freedom at all. But the Stoic Zeno transformed the freedom enjoyed by his Cynic teachers, who mocked popular objectives. ... More


Indifference Readings: Plato and the Stoa on Socratic Ethics

Mary Margaret McCabe

in Platonic Conversations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198732884
eISBN:
9780191796906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732884.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter considers two passages in the Euthydemus and Meno on the explanation of value, which appear to be closely related. This close relation can be understood in terms of one ‘reading’ the ... More


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