Platonic Stoicism – Stoic Platonism: The Dialogue Between by Mauro Bonazzi and Christoph Helmig (editors)

By Mauro Bonazzi and Christoph Helmig (editors)

Old and Medieval Philosophy, sequence 1, No. 39This booklet examines the $64000 yet principally missed factor of the tricky mutual affects among Platonism and Stoicism within the Hellenistic interval, the Imperial Age, and after. even supposing this interrelationship is frequently termed "eclecticism," the authors of Platonic Stoicism demonstrate that the location is way extra complex. faraway from being eclectics, so much Stoics and Platonists consciously appropriated fabric and built-in it into their very own philosophical method. The discussion among Platonists and Stoics testifies to energetic debate and controversy on imperative subject matters equivalent to psychology, epistemology, physics, and ethics.

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50 C’est l’impression subjective d’approcher la vérité qui satisfait l’intelligence. La contemplation ne se définit donc plus d’abord par la saisie d’une réalité extérieure et supérieure à l’esprit mais par la dynamique propre de l’activité intellectuelle. Cette réinterprétation « zététique » de la contemplation débouche-telle pour autant sur une défense de la vie contemplative ? , Luc. 127: est enim animorum ingeniorumque naturale quoddam quasi pabulum consideratio contemplatioque naturae: erigimur, altiores fieri videmur, humana despicimus cogitantesque supera atque caelestia haec nostra ut exigua et minima contemnimus.

De stoic. rep. , De comm. not. 54). 35 Com’è noto, il concetto di ‘scelta’, ἐκλογή, dei beni conformi a natura, assume un’importanza crescente nella Stoa di Diogene di Babilonia e Antipatro di Tarso, certamente per via del dibattito con Carneade. Thomas Bénatouïl cortesemente mi ricorda il passo di Gorg. 501a4-5: ἆρ᾿ οὖν παντὸς ἀνδρός ἐστιν ἐκλέξαθαι ποῖα ἀγαθὰ τῶν ἡδέων ἐστὶν καὶ ὁποῖα κακά, ἢ τεχνικοῦ δεῖ εἰς ἕκαστον; mi sembra che questo testo vada almeno nella direzione di un richiamo stoico al lessico platonico.

Cf. anche Striker (1994), cap. IX. 15 Cf. su ciò Ferrari (2004), I, 292-300. L’etica stoica e Platone 27 Nel recente saggio Socrate e Protagora sulla virtù,16 Denis O’Brien ha distinto le due alternative del ragionamento socratico in questo modo: la prima scaturisce dall’aver Protagora assunto che la virtù è una ma si articola in parti diverse per la rispettiva funzione, come le parti del volto, e conclude nell’assunzione che si possono avere alcune virtù e non tutte: infatti, sappiamo che si può mancare di una facoltà sensoriale.

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