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The Stoics, Epicureans, and Sceptics

Author: Eduard Zeller
Publisher: New York : Russell & Russell, 1962.
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Zeller, Eduard, 1814-1908.
Stoics, Epicureans, and Sceptics.
New York, Russell & Russell, 1962
(OCoLC)608415903
Named Person: Epicurus.; Epicurus.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eduard Zeller
OCLC Number: 368421
Notes: Translation of a part of the author's Die Philosophie der Griechen in ihrer geschichtlichen Entwicklung.
Description: xvi, 585 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Chapter 1: The intellectual and political state of grece at the close of the fourt century B.C. --
Merits and defects of the systems of Plato and Aristotle --
Connection between the theories of Aristotle and the Greek character --
Grece after the battle of Chaeronea --
Chapter 2: Character and chief features of the post-aristotelian philosophy --
Causes: forming the post-Aristotelian philosophy --
Common characteristics of the post-Aristotelian philosphy --
C. Development of the post-Aristotelian philosophy --
Part 2: The stoics --
Chapter 3: History of the stoics until the end of the second century B.C. --
Zeno --
Pupils of Zeno --
Chrysippus and the later stoics --
Chapter 4: Authorities for the stoic philosophy; its problem and divisions --
Authorities --
Problem proposed to the stoic philosophy --
Divisions of philosophy --
Chapter 5: Logic of the stoics --
General remars --
Theory of knowledge --
Formal logic --
Estimate of stoic logic --
Chapter 6: The study of nature: 1. Fundamental positions --
Materialism --
Dynamical theory and nature --
Pantheism --
Chapter 7: The study of nature: 2. Course, character, and government of the universe --
The general course of the universe --
Government of the world --
Nature of the world --
Chapter 8: The study of nature: 3. Traditional nature --
The elements --
The universe --
The most general ideas on nature --
The elements --
The universe --
Chapter 9: The stdy of nature: 4. Man --
The soul --
The individual soul and the soul of the universe --
Freedom and immortality --
Chapter 10. Ethics: 1. The general principles of the stoic ethics --
Abstract theory of morality --
The highest good --
Emotions and virtues --
The wise man --
Chapter 11. Ethics: 2. The stoic theory of morals as modified in practice --
Things to be preferred and eschewed --
Perfect and intermediate duties --
Emotions --
Chapter 12. Ethics: 3. Applied moral science --
The individual --
Social relations --
Man and the course of the world --
Chapter 13. The relation of the stoics to religion --
General connection of stocism and religion --
The allegorising spirit --
Prophetic powers --
Chapter 14. The stoic philosphy as a whole and its historical antecedents --
Inner connection of the system --
Relation of soicism to previous systems --
The stoic philosophy as a whole --
Part 3: The epicureans --
Chapter 15. Epicureans and the epicurean school --
Epicurus --
Scholars of Epicurus --
Epicureans of the Roman period --
Chapter 16. Character and divisions of the epicurean teaching. The test-science of truth --
Character of Epicurean system --
Canonic or the test-science of truth --
Chapter 17. The epicurean views of nature --
General views of nature --
The world --
Mankind --
Chapter 18.Views of epicurus on religion --
Criticism of the Gods and the popular faith --
The Gods according to Epicurus --
Chapter 19. The moral science of the epicureans: 1 General views --
Pleasure --
Intellectual happiness --
The wise men --
Chapter 20. The Epicurean ethics continued: 2. Special politics --
The individual --
Civil society and the family --
Friendship --
Chapter 21. The Epicurean system as a whole --
Its position in history --
Coherence of the Epicurean teaching --
Historical position of Epicureanism --
Part 4. The sceptics: Pyrrho and the older academy --
Chapter 22. Pyrrho --
Historical position of scepticism --
Teaching of Pyrrho --
Chapter 23. The new accademy --
Arcesilaus --
Carneades --
School of Charneades.
Other Titles: Philosophie der Griechen.
Responsibility: Eduard Zeller ; translated from the German of E. Zeller by Oswald J. Reichel.

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