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A New Stoicism.

Author: Lawrence C Becker
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2001.
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What would stoic ethics be like today if stoicism had survived as a systematic approach to ethical theory, if it had coped successfully with the challenges of modern philosophy and experimental science? A New Stoicism proposes an answer to that question, offered from within the stoic tradition but without the metaphysical and psychological assumptions that modern philosophy and science have abandoned. Lawrence  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Becker, Lawrence C.
A New Stoicism.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2001
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence C Becker
ISBN: 9781400822447 1400822440
OCLC Number: 700688431
Description: 1 online resource (227 pages)
Contents: Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents.
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What would stoic ethics be like today if stoicism had survived as a systematic approach to ethical theory, if it had coped successfully with the challenges of modern philosophy and experimental science? A New Stoicism proposes an answer to that question, offered from within the stoic tradition but without the metaphysical and psychological assumptions that modern philosophy and science have abandoned. Lawrence Becker argues that a secular version of the stoic ethical project, based on contemporary cosmology and developmental psychology, provides the basis for a sophisticated form of ethical na.

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