From Stoicism to Platonism: The Development of Philosophy, 100 BCE–100 CE

From Stoicism to Platonism: The Development of Philosophy, 100 BCE–100 CE

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Cambridge University Press, 2/13/2017
EAN 9781107166196, ISBN10: 1107166195

Hardcover, 408 pages, 22.8 x 15.2 x 2.5 cm
Language: English

From Stoicism to Platonism describes the change in philosophy from around 100 BCE, when monistic Stoicism was the strongest dogmatic school in philosophy, to around 100 CE, when dualistic Platonism began to gain the upper hand - with huge consequences for all later Western philosophy and for Christianity. It is distinguished by querying traditional categories like 'eclecticism' and 'harmonization' as means of describing the period. Instead, it highlights different strategies of 'appropriation' of one school's doctrines by philosophers from the other school, with all philosophers being highly conscious of their own identity. The book also sets out to break down the traditional boundaries between, on the one hand, the study of Greco-Roman philosophy in the period and, on the other hand, that of contemporary Hellenistic Jewish and early Christian writings with a philosophical profile. In these ways, the book opens up an immensely fruitful period in the history of philosophy.

List of contributors
1. Introduction
a historiographical essay Troels Engberg-Pedersen
2. Plato, Chrysippus and Posidonius' theory of affective movements A. G. Long
3. Cicero's Plato Malcolm Schofield
4. Are we nearly there yet? Eudorus on Aristotle's Categories George Boys-Stones
5. Stoicism and Platonism in Arius Didymus Myrto Hatzimichali
6. Oikeiōsis in Stoicism, Antiochus and Arius Didymus Christopher Gill
7. The Platonist appropriation of Stoic epistemology Mauro Bonazzi
8. 'Becoming like God' in Platonism and Stoicism Gretchen Reydams-Schils
9. From Stoicism to Platonism
the difficult case of Philo of Alexandria's De providentia I David T. Runia
10. From Cicero to Philo of Alexandria
ascending and descending axes in the interpretation of Platonism and Stoicism Carlos Lévy
11. The love of wisdom
Middle Platonism and Stoicism in the Wisdom of Solomon Gregory E. Sterling
12. Seneca and Epictetus on body, mind and dualism A. A. Long
13. The dilemma of Paul's physics
features Stoic-Platonist or Platonist-Stoic? Stanley Stowers
14. The legacy of Musonius Rufus Brad Inwood
15. Stoic and Platonic reflections on naming in early Christian circles
or what's in a name? Harold W. Attridge
16. Is Plutarch really hostile to the Stoics? Jan Opsomer
17. Peripatetic appropriations of oikeiōsis
Alexander, Mantissa, chapter 17 Charles Brittain
Index of passages
General index.