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Hellenistic philosophy; Stoics, Epicureans, Sceptics

Author: A A Long
Publisher: New York, Scribner [1974]
Series: Classical life and letters.
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Long, A.A.
Hellenistic philosophy.
New York, Scribner [1974]
(OCoLC)654975199
Named Person: Epicurus.; Épicure.; Épicure.; Epicurus.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A A Long
ISBN: 0684136678 9780684136677
OCLC Number: 974672
Description: x, 262 pages portraits 23 cm.
Contents: Epicurus and Epicureanism: Life and works --
The scope of Epicurus' philosophy --
Theory of knowledge --
The structure of things --
The motion of atoms and formation of compound bodies --
The gods of Epicurus --
The soul and mental processes --
Freedom of action --
Pleasure and happiness --
Justice and friendship --
Pyrrho and Timon: early Pyrrhonism --
Academic scepticism: Arcesilaus --
Academic scepticism: Carneades --
The Stoa, personalities and sources --
Stoic philosophy: scope and presentation --
Stoic logic: theory of knowledge --
Grammatical and linguistic theory --
Statements, methods of inference and arguments --
The stoics and Heraclitus --
The Stoic philosophy of nature: historical background --
The structure of things: body, pneuma, elements --
Mixture --
Categories --
Causation: determinism, human action, cosmic evil --
The soul and human nature --
Human rationality and the passions --
Stoic ethics: the part and the whole --
From primary impulse to virtue --
The good and the preferable (natural advantages) --
The content of virtue: perfect and intermediate actions --
The Stoic sage: tests of virtue --
Panaetius --
Posidonius --
Antiochus --
Cicero.
Series Title: Classical life and letters.
Responsibility: [by] A.A. Long.

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