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The Stoics’ case for the sufficiency thesis

Daniel C. Russell

in Happiness for Humans

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199583683
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191745713 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583683.003.0009
The Stoics’ case for the sufficiency thesis

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This chapter completes the argument begun in the previous chapter, that the Stoics’ thesis that virtuous activity is sufficient for happiness stems from the conjunction of their view that virtuous activity is the only good and their conception of activity as invulnerable to circumstantial change.

Keywords: activity; Arius Didymus; Siogenes Laertius; emotions; Epictetus; good; indifferent; practical reasoning; stoicism; sufficiency of virtue for happiness; value; virtuous activity

Chapter.  11091 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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