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The Stoic LifeEmotions, Duties, and Fate$
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Tad Brennan

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199256266

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0199256268.001.0001

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The Ancient Philosophical Background

The Ancient Philosophical Background

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(p.21) 3 The Ancient Philosophical Background
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DOI:10.1093/0199256268.003.0003

This chapter presents a philosophical background of Stoic ethics. Stoic ethics arose as the last of the distinctive ethical outlooks developed in ancient Greece. Socrates had the greatest influence on the Stoics. A summary of the philosophical content of Socrates’ contribution to the Stoic background is presented. Similarities between the ancient and contemporary concepts of ethics are discussed.

Keywords:   Stoic ethics, philosophy, Stoicism, Socrates

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