New PDF release: Seneca Philosophus (Trends in Classics - Supplementary

By Julia Wildberger, Marcia L. Colish

ISBN-10: 3110349833

ISBN-13: 9783110349832

Addressing classicists, philosophers, scholars, and common readers alike, this quantity emphasizes the harmony of Seneca's paintings and his originality as a translator of Stoic rules within the literary types of imperial Rome. It contains a vitalizing range of members from varied generations, disciplines, and learn cultures. widespread Seneca students publishing in different languages are for the 1st time made obtainable to anglophone readers.

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See Goulet-Cazé 1999. Dyson, Henry. 2009. Prolepsis and Ennoia in the Early Stoa. Berlin; New York: De Gruyter. Goulet, Richard. 1994. ” In Dictionnaire des philosophes antiques, edited by Richard Goulet. Vol. 2, 757–777. Paris: CNRS. Goulet-Cazé, Marie-Odile, ed. and trans. 1999. Diogène Laërce, Vies et doctrines des philosophes illustres. Paris: Le Livre de Poche. Gourinat, Jean-Baptiste. 2005. ” In Cosmos et psychè: Mélanges offerts Jean Frère, edited by Eugénie Vegleris, 271–291. Hildesheim; New York: Olms.

In Diocles, too, we therefore have an allusion to prolēpseis emphutoi, or pre-notions furnished by nature, in other words, innate. Finally, paragraph 54, which, according to David E. Hahm, comes from another of Diogenes Laertius’s sources, in particular from a Stoic “Introductory Handbook,”61 returns to the criterion of truth: They say that it is the comprehensive representation (katalēptikē phantasia), that is, the one that comes from an existing object,62 as is stated by Chrysippus in the –––––––––––– 57 Among the operations of thought mentioned, deduction, like the demonstration mentioned in 52, is logically the one at the greatest remove from sensible objects.

Although, from this viewpoint, the comparison of the guiding part of the soul, the hēgemonikon, with a papyrus leaf is unsatisfactory, the other element of the comparison – the fact of being well-prepared (euergon), one to be inscribed, the other to receive representations – is apt and deserves to be emphasized. If we move from metaphor to the psychic reality envisaged by the Stoics, this means that the human soul, like that of the animals, is by nature made capable of receiving modifications from sense perceptions, and is therefore not an empty leaf in the sense that it does not possess any qualification.

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