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Physics of the Stoics

Samuel Sambursky

Physics of the Stoics

by Samuel Sambursky

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Greece
    • Subjects:
    • Stoics.,
    • Physics -- Greece -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementS. Sambursky.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsB528 .S25 1987
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi, 153 p. ;
      Number of Pages153
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2374663M
      ISBN 100691084785, 069102412X
      LC Control Number87002835

      said to have written books, practically nothing is extant by any of these philosophers except in second-hand accounts. Only three of the ancient Stoics, Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius, survive in complete books. None of the three has ever had a large audience. The history of their reputations is curious. In the. The Stoics divided their philosophy into Logic, Ethics, and Physics. Stoic logic included rhetoric, dialectic, grammar, epistemology and a philosophy of language. They developed theories of concepts, propositions, perception, and thought. Their logic was propositional, rather than the Aristotelian logic of syllogisms and predicates.

        In your book “Stoicism and the art of happiness” (page XXV and ) you mention that Chrysippus (the most important Stoic and the philosopher that rejected Aristo’s Minimalism) said that the only reason to study Physics was for the sake of Ethics and that was studied mainly to progress in Ethics.   An author of books on memory and on Thomistic philosophy, Dr. Vost has studied the Stoics since the s. These excerpts are adapted from parts of chapter 7 “Stoic Strivings: The Slave, the Lawyer, the Emperor, and God” in his memoir From Atheism to Catholicism:How Scientists and Philosophers led me to Truth (Our Sunday Visitor,

        Marcus Aurelius says to himself in The Meditations that he’s grateful he wasn’t distracted from the essence of Stoic philosophy, living as a Stoic, by reading too many books on Logic and Physics. He thanks the gods: [ ] that, when I had an inclination to philosophy, I did not fall into the hands of any sophist, and that I did not waste my time on writers of histories, or .   Stoicism An introduction to Stoicism, Stoic Philosophy and the Stoics. Stoicism is a school of philosophy that hails from ancient Greece and Rome in the early parts of the 3rd century, BC. It is a philosophy of life that maximizes positive emotions, reduces negative emotions and helps individuals to hone their virtues of character.


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Building on The Physical World of the Greeks, the author describes the main aspects of the Stoic continuum theory, traces its origins back to pre-Stoic science and philosophy, and shows the attempts of the Stoics to work out a coherent system of thought that would explain the essential phenomena of the physical world by a few basic by:   Building on The Physical World of the Greeks, the author describes the main aspects of the Stoic continuum theory, traces its origins back to pre-Stoic science and philosophy, and shows the attempts of the Stoics to work out a coherent system of thought that would explain the essential phenomena of the physical world by a few basic : Princeton University Press.

Building on The Physical World of the Greeks, the author describes the main aspects of the Stoic continuum theory, traces its origins back to pre-Stoic science and philosophy, and shows the attempts of the Stoics to work out a coherent system of thought that would explain the essential phenomena of the physical world by a few basic assumptions.

Physics of the Stoics Book Description: Stoic physics, based entirely on the continuum concept, is one of the great original contributions in the history of physical systems. This book gives an account of the physical doctrine of the Stoics, all the aspects of which were based on a rigorous continuum conception.

The main outlines of Stoic physics were briefly given in my earlier book The Physical World of the Greeks, especially in chapter VI (The World of the Continuum) and chapter VII (The Interdependence of Things).

The main outlines of Stoic physics were briefly given in my earlier book The Physical World of the Greeks, especially in chapter VI (The World of the Continuum) and chapter VII (The Interdependence of Things).

In the present study I have tried to give a more detailed exposition of Stoic physics. Physics of the Stoics Samuel Sambursky Published by Princeton University Press Sambursky, Samuel.

Physics of the Stoics. Course Book ed. Princeton University Press, Cited by: Buy Physics of the Stoics (Princeton Legacy Library) by Sambursky, Samuel (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low. Trained in stoic philosophy, Marcus stopped almost every night to practice a series of spiritual exercises —reminders designed to make him humble, patient, empathetic, generous, and strong in the face of whatever he was dealing with.

Well, now we have this book. Stoics, Epicureans, and Sceptics: An Introduction to Hellenistic Philosophy  by R. Sharples This book focuses not only on the Stoics but also on the Epicureans as well as various sceptical traditions from the death of Alexander the Great in BC to about AD One slightly odd feature of the book is that when he writes about Stoics, he writes in the first person plural.

So he says ‘we’ do certain things, or this is something that happened to ‘us’. He reminds the reader throughout that he is a Stoic, not just a scholar of Stoic philosophy.

The Physics of the Stoics The Cosmos Diogenes tells us that the Stoic physics had three general divisions: the investigation of the cosmos, of the elements that make up the cosmos, and causal explanations of what occurs within the cosmos ().

Samuel Sambursky, Physics of the Stoics Capturing the “Spirit” of Stoic Physics Y. Tzvi Langermann S amuel Sambursky’s Physics of the Stoics made a cameo appearance in J.

Vallance’s “sec-ond look” at Marshall Clagett’s Greek Science in. Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Sambursky, Samuel, Physics of the Stoics.

London, Routledge and Paul [] (OCoLC) Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Sambursky, Samuel, Physics of the Stoics. Westport, Conn., Greenwood Press [, ©]. The Stoics provided a unified account of the world, consisting of formal logic, monistic physics and naturalistic ethics.

Of these, they emphasized ethics as the main focus of human knowledge, though their logical theories were of more interest for later philosophers. Building on The Physical World of the Greeks, the author describes the main aspects of the Stoic continuum theory, traces its origins back to pre-Stoic science and philosophy, and shows the attempts of the Stoics to work out a coherent system of thought that would explain the essential phenomena of the physical world by a few basic assumptions/5(4).

The Stoics were famous for the unified nature of their philosophy, physics, ethics, and logic, all being interdependent, inseparable.

Julia Annas, a classics scholar, makes this point clearly: Becoming a good Stoic requires more, however, than mastering the ethical part.

Stoic Physics and the Christ-event: A Review of Troels Engberg-Pedersen, Cosmology and Self in the Apostle Paul: The Material Spirit (Oxford: Oxford University Press, ). Journal for the Study of the New Testament, Vol. 33, Issue. 4, p. Stoic physics, based entirely on the continuum concept, is one of the great original contributions in the history of physical systems.

Building on The Physical World of the Greeks, the author describes the main aspects of the Stoic continuum theory, traces its origins back to pre-Stoic science and philosophy, and shows the attempts of the Stoics to work out a coherent system.

The book then returns to discussing individual Stoic philosophers with a chapter on the orthodox successors of Zeno in the early school, then a chapter on the inventions of 2nd century BC Panaetius and his pupil Posidonius who did much to introduce Stoicism into Roman society, followed by an intermission on Stoic attitudes to politics, before Cited by: Physics of the Stoics by Samuel Sambursky Be the first to review this item Stoic physics, based entirely on the continuum concept, is one of the great original contributions in the history of physical systems.

Julia Annas’s book The Morality of Happiness () triggered a debate among scholars about the nature of the relationship between physics and ethics in Stoicism. Annas challenged the orthodox view, held by a majority of scholars, which suggests cosmic nature (physics and theology) provides the foundation for Stoic ethics.