evaluation of the theories of a semitic influence on stoicism by Robert E Winn

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Statementby Robert E. Winn
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Paginationiii, 118 leaves ;
Number of Pages118
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Open LibraryOL14979971M

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He was followed by Cleanthes, then by Chrysippus, and still later by Panaetius and Posidonus. But though Chrysippus, for example, is said to have written books, practically nothing. Stoicism is a school of Hellenistic philosophy founded by Zeno of Citium in Athens in the early 3rd century BC.

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As it turned out, the stoics proved to have a more lasting influence in antiquity than their. The economist Adam Smith’s theories on the interconnectedness of the world—capitalism—were significantly influenced by the Stoicism that he studied as a schoolboy, under a teacher who had translated Marcus Aurelius’ works.

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But actually, there is no mystery to being happy, and modern stoicism can show you why. The word stoic suggests a longsuffering, patient, tolerant person that bears their burden without complaint.

However, to imply that this is the route to happiness would be completely wrong. The theory behind modern stoicism is simple. his book is the influence which the Semitic origin of most of the Stoic philosophers presumably had on their thought. To discriminate between the Semitic and the Greek components in the Stoic doctrine indeed constitutes one of his "main problems" (I, p.

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The Greek philosopher Zeno of Citium ( B.C.) was the founder of Stoicism. His teachings had a profound influence throughout the ancient world and in important respects helped pave the way for Christianity.

Zeno the son of Mnaseas, was born in the Cypriot town of Citium and may have been part Semitic. Strong resemblances exist between stoicism and the ascetic hedonism of Epicurus, but with at least two fundamental differences.

First, whereas Epicurus looked upon avoidance of pain and achievement of pleasure as the goal of life, the proper attitude for a stoic is indifference to pleasure and pain, since they are beyond our control. And secondly, whereas Epicurus advocated withdrawal from.

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Though stoicism had found its way to Rome as early as the 2nd century BCE, it was formally introduced to Rome by Cicero ( - 43 BCE), a Roman statesman, orator and philosopher, who transmitted.

Ancient wisdom for modern life. In short: Stoicism is a philosophy based on the idea that virtue (excellence of character) is the only “good” and leads to happiness.

As such, virtue and happiness do not depend on your success in obtaining anything in the external world (wealth, health, beauty, fame, etc.), but on how you conduct yourself. ONTARGETZenoZeno was the founder of the Stoic school of philosophy, which he taught in Athensfrom about BC.• Most of the details known about his life come from preserved anecdotes.• Zeno is described as a haggard, tanned person, living a spare life.• He started to teach in a place called “Stoa Poikile.”, hence the name “Stoics.

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