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Stoicism. Stoicism was a philosophy that started with the basic insight of both Plato and Aristotle that we live in a lawful universe. Stoicism was a philosophy that started with the basic insight of both Plato and Aristotle that we live in a lawful universe.

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Stoicism

Stoicism


Stoicism 1369475

  • Stoicism was a philosophy that started with the basic insight of both Plato and Aristotle that we live in a lawful universe.


Stoicism 1369475

Stoicism was a philosophy that started with the basic insight of both Plato and Aristotle that we live in a lawful universe.

The order discovered in nature gives witness to a divine intelligence at work both in the cosmos and in human beings.


Zeno 336 264 b c e

Zeno (336-264 B.C.E.)


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  • Our real value as human beings is not in our individuality, but in our being a part of this great system of nature.


Stoicism 1369475

  • One of the most famous Stoic sayings is “Live according to nature” (Copleston, p. 139)


Stoicism 1369475

  • Whatever freedom humans can aspire to has much less to do with whether we are born slave or free, healthy or unhealthy, but whether or not we are free from slavery to our emotions.


Poseidonius 135 51 b c e

Poseidonius (135-51 B.C.E.)


Stoicism 1369475

  • Dualism is a viewpoint that separates the body and soul as not only different substances, but also somewhat opposed.


Stoicism 1369475

  • Roman Stoicism becomes much more a practice, rather than a theory, and in doing so takes on a religious function for many people.


Seneca 3 b c e 65c e

Seneca (3 B.C.E-65C.E.)


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  • “See that you are beloved by all while you live and regretted when you die.”

  • “Wherever there is a human being there is room for benevolence.”


Epictetus 55 135 c e

Epictetus (55-135 C.E.)


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  • Philosophy was not to be studied for the sake of speculation, but to learn discernment.


Marcus aurelius 121 180 c e

Marcus Aurelius (121-180 C.E.)


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  • “Since it is possible that you may depart from life this very moment, regulate every act and thought accordingly.”


Summary

Summary

  • Life is like a theatrical play and your job is not complain about your role, but to play it well.


Stoicism 1369475

  • We grow into our freedom not only through the study of philosophy, but also through the practice of non-attachment to our emotions and acceptance of the conditions of our life.


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