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However, nothing in Stoic philosophy hinges on the specifics of such neural circuitry.
Long -- one of the world's leading authorities on Stoicism and a pioneer in its remarkable contemporary revival -- provides a superb new edition of Epictetus's celebrated guide to the Stoic philosophy of life (the Encheiridion) along with a selection of related reflections in his Discourses.
Press, 2005); Michael Evans, "Stoic Philosophy and the Profession of Arms," Quadrant Online, January 1, 2010,; and Michael Evans, "Captains of the Soul: Stoic Philosophy and the Western Profession of Arms in the Twenty-First Century," Naval War College Review 64, no.
Stoic philosophy holds that there is no higher authority than reason, and that Nature is governed by rational principles.
Brad Inwood, "The Will in Seneca," in Reading Seneca: Stoic Philosophy at Rome (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005), 132-34.
And Troels Engberg-Pedersen challenges almost all current readings of the Fourth Gospel by arguing that its use of logos and pneuma are best understood in light of Stoic philosophy. The remaining essays by Bruce W.
In her analyses of Vico's Coniuratio, his Orationes, his Diritto universale, and the 1725 edition of his Scienza nuova, Naddeo keeps her focus on the privileged role Rome plays in Vico's thought and the influence its example exerted on him, be it in terms of Roman civic law, Sallustian history, and/or Stoic philosophy. She shows that the Roman republic was exemplary for Vico, not because he uncritically adopted its tenets (he often molded them for his own purposes), but because he found in it fertile ground for political and philosophical reflection on the nature of civic society and political culture.
Yet led in part by officer James Stockdale and his Stoic philosophy, they created a culture of unity and resilience and actually developed posttraumatic growth (PTG)--a term which could be considered the opposite of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
These characteristics were formed out of a mixture of his great-grandfather's example, his love of the Roman myth, and his deep commitment to Stoic philosophy. We recognize Cato in Goodman and Soni's description of Stoicism: "uncompromising ...
In this case, especially several elements of the Stoic philosophy will be interesting for the possible solutions of the formulation of the fundamental concepts of bioethics, environmental thinking, and our theoretical reflection on the relationship of culture and nature in general.
It is this possibility that has been traditionally signalled out as one of Epictetus most distinctive contributions to Stoic philosophy. This is especially true given the frequency with which it appears throughout the Discourses and the rhetorical elaboration with which it is presented by the author; moreover, it brings to light the fact that the instance of assent represents the cornerstone of the possibility of moral progress and of the and therapeutic strategies designed to achieve that goal (16).
Here, O'Gorman examines the Greco-Roman tenets of stoic philosophy and the seventeenth-century revival of neostoicism.