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Hierocles


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(2nd c. ad)

Stoic of the time of Hadrian (ad 117–38) wrote Elements of Ethics and other ethical works, important for theory of oikeiosis or affiliation, a form of self-perception and self-love. He also uses the image later made famous by the twentieth-century moral philosopher Peter Singer, of expanding concentric circles as an analogy to the expansion of the range of proper concern for others.

Subjects: Philosophy — Classical Studies.


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