Zeno of Citium

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  • Zeno Of Citium: The First Stoic

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    Zeno of Citium (333-261 BC) was the first Stoic. Zeno’s father was a merchant of purple dye and used to come home from his travels with books for Zeno to read. Among them were philosophy books purchased in Athens which aroused Zeno’s interest in philosophy and Athens. As a result of a shipwreck, Zeno found himself in Athens, and while there, he decided to take advantage of the philosophical resources the city had to offer. He went to a bookseller’s shop and asked where men liked Socrates could be

  • Ethical Issues In Capital Punishment

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    Is Capital Punishment Ethical Punishment is defined as a penalty inflicted on an offender through judicial procedure or, in simple definition, the act of making one suffer. Parole, fines, incarceration, and probation are all forms of punishment. The idea of punishment is not limited to imprisonment but extends back to the Ancient times of banishment and back to the year 1792 when the first person was beheaded by the guillotine. Today the most notable and extreme form of punishment is capital punishment

  • Society Practices in Plato and Aristotles

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    Based upon the reading of both Plato and Aristotle I couldn’t help noticing that they had the same idea towards what can make an effective society. Starting with elitism as a basis, they both defined it as the rule of the few who are excellent in ruling. Although both Aristotle and Plato both agree on the definition they had two different beliefs as to what elitism was according to their beliefs. Aristotle believed that those who hold the power in this elitist political system was through a system

  • The 's Philosophy

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    Epictetus was born in 55 AD in Hierapolis, Phrygia and he died in 135 AD in Nicopolis, Achaea. He was born to the life of a slave and died as a great roman philosopher. As a slave he studied Stoic philosophy due to his owner recognizing his intellectual potential. He studied under the Musonius Rufus. He was granted freedom after Emperor Nero’s death. After some time Epictetus had gained his freedom and opened up his own school of philosophy where he taught up until he was exiled from Rome. After

  • Explanation and Analysis of Stoic Philosophy Essay

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    that happiness is evil, emotion is to be avoided at all costs and pleasure is wicked. Although they do stress control over strong emotions and that pleasure is not the sole end of life, this is a gross misunderstanding of Stoicism. According to Dr. Zeno Breuninger, "Stoics believe a person is born with everything he needs." The Stoic seeks to lead a life at peace with himself and the world

  • The Importance Of A Happy Life

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    his own resources, and desires no joys greater than his inner joys.” Seneca’s statement shows the rejection of all base pleasures and desires to be the foundation for good stoic philosophy. Stoicism, a Hellenistic philosophical school started by Zeno of Citium in the early 3rd century B.C, flourished in Ancient Rome during the time of Cicero and Caesar. The Stoics stressed personal freedom, virtue, natural law, reason, and self control. Stoic philosophers such as Marcus Aurelius and Seneca claimed a

  • Comparing Brutus And Cassius: Comparing Humans Essay

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    To compare humans you are simply comparing ideas. Thoughts, experiences and philosophies that all combine together to create individuals. Two experiences and two people who see the same scenario with different perspectives. Such is the way with Brutus and Cassius. This pair of Roman senators shows us the difficulty of having a realist and an idealist work together, yet the pair manages to overcome their different views on the world to work together and assassinate “the foremost man of all this world

  • Who Lived From 50-130 Ad

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    Epictetus, a Stoic philosopher who lived from 50-130 AD, was instrumental in allowing the Stoic philosophy to grow and flourish. As ideas have come and gone throughout the years, this is a philosophy, a way of thinking, or even a lifestyle that has maintained its validity ever since its inception into the human mind, and continues to be a formative way of thinking to this day. Without knowing it, I have adopted several of the views that are explicitly written in Epictetus’ The Handbook. As I grew

  • The Stoic Tradition Essay

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    The Stoic Tradition In the approximate year of 320 B.C., one could be walking down the street with a high probability of passing a house where several men would be gathered out on the porch. It is likely that this was a gathering of individuals discussing philosophy. The gatherings became a more common occurrence, and since they would take place out on the porches, the school of philosophy derived from them takes its name from the Greek stoa, or porch. The ideology of that movement is henceforth

  • Stoicism In Epictetus The Issue Of The Satisfaction Of Desire

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    Stoicism is a philosophy focused on the pursuit of virtue as a means of permanent happiness through denouncing all external desires which may corrupt this path. Whilst the central view that one should only focus on things they can control is easily applied to materialistic externals, the more personal the connection, the harder it becomes to practice. The major flaw of Stoicism, highlighted in McGill’s ‘The Issue of the Satisfaction of Desire’ is the belief that emotion is a product of mistaken judgments