Stoicism by W. W. Capes (1880) PDF book

Stoicism by W. W. Capes (1880)  PDF book

Stoicism by W. W. Capes

The study of Stoicism cannot be properly begun without some attempt to trace its germs in earlier speculation and to note what was the state of Greek society in which it first took root before it was transferred to others and perhaps to kindlier soils. Like all the famous systems which divided the earnest thinkers of the old Greek world, its real starting-point is to be found in the life and thought of Socrates, whose original and striking figure fills so marked a place in the pictures of the social life at Athens towards the close of the fifth century before our era.

Contents

I. THE THOUGHT AND CHARACTER OF SOCRATES 5
II. THE CYNICS 14

III. THE RISE OF STOICISM AND ITS RELATION TO

THE SPIRIT OF THE AGE 22

IV. STOICISM IN THE RIGOUR OF ITS ESSENTIAL

PRINCIPLES 37

V. STOICISM TEMPERED BY CONCESSIONS TO COM
MON SENSE 54

VI. STOICISM AT ROME UNDER THE REPUBLIC ... 64
VII. THE CRITICS AND ENEMIES OF STOICISM UNDER

THE EARLY EMPIRE 78

VIII. THE SOCIAL STATUS OF THE PROFESSIONAL

MORALISTS AT ROME 106

IX. THE CAREER OF SENECA 127

X. SENECA AS A MORALIST 143

XI. SENECA AND ST. PAUL, OR THE RELATION OF

STOICISM TO CHRISTIANITY 166

XII. EPICTETUS, OR STOICISM IN THE COTTAGE ... 180

XIII. MARCUS AURELIUS ANTONINUS, OR STOICISM

ON THE THRONE 200

XIV. THE STOIC CREED AND TEMPER IN RELATION

TO OTHER ASPECTS OF THOUGHT 230


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