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The Ancient Philosophical Background

Tad Brennan

in The Stoic Life

Published in print June 2005 | ISBN: 9780199256266
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603075 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199256268.003.0003
The Ancient Philosophical Background

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This chapter presents a philosophical background of Stoic ethics. Stoic ethics arose as the last of the distinctive ethical outlooks developed in ancient Greece. Socrates had the greatest influence on the Stoics. A summary of the philosophical content of Socrates’ contribution to the Stoic background is presented. Similarities between the ancient and contemporary concepts of ethics are discussed.

Keywords: Stoic ethics; philosophy; Stoicism; Socrates

Chapter.  5153 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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