- Title Pages
- 1 Why be a Stoic?
- 2 The Ancient Stoics: People and Sources
- 3 The Ancient Philosophical Background
- 4 An Overview of Stoic Ethics
- 5 Impressions and Assent
- 6 Belief and Knowledge
- 7 Impulses and Emotions
- Part III Ethics
- 8 Goods and Indifferents
- 9 Final Ends
- 10 Oikeiôsis <i>and</i> Others
- 11 What Makes an Action Befitting?
- 12 Discovering the Befitting: Two Models
- 13 Discovering the Befitting: A Better Model
- 14 God and Fate
- 15 Necessity and Responsibility
- 16 The Lazy Argument
- 17 The Evolution of the Will
- 18 Taking Stock
- index of citations to original texts
- index of citations to <i>svf</i> (<i>stoicorum veterum fragmenta</i>)
- index of citations to long and sedley's <i>hellenistic philosophers</i>
- Index of Citations to IG2 (Inwood and Gerson, <i>Hellenistic Philosophy</i>, 2ND edition)
- General Index
- (p.309) 18 Taking Stock
- The Stoic Life
Tad Brennan (Contributor Webpage)
- Oxford University Press
This chapter presents synthesis of the discussions on the Stoic system in this volume. These include what is means to be a Stoic, theory of indifferents, theory of determinism, theory of ethics, and misconceptions about Stoicism. It concludes by saying that the study of Stoicism provides all sorts of small phrases and images that are attractive and easily taken away. One can learn from the interconnectedness of the whole system, even when one can no longer support or embrace the system as a whole.
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