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p. 1057. Stoicism, then and nowlocked

  • Brad Inwood

Abstract

‘Stoicism, then and now’ describes how, despite the contrast between the contemporary reception of Stoicism and the study of the ancient school that inspires it, by looking at the history of Stoicism’s influence since its rediscovery in the Renaissance we have seen one way these approaches can be brought into contact with each other: the prominence of Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius (and to a lesser degree Seneca) in the contemporary reception of Stoicism has made it natural to focus primarily on its potential as a source for moral advice and self-improvement. But what about Stoic physics? How does the modern Stoic deal with the now obsolete science of our world?

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