Examining issues such as the compatibility between good and evil, and how a provident god can serve as model of political leadership, this is the first monograph of its kind to focus on the question of Stoic providence.
Author: Bernard Collette
The Stoic Doctrine of Providence attempts to reconstruct the Stoic doctrine of providence (as argued for in ancient texts now lost) and explain its many fascinating philosophical issues. Examining issues such as the compatibility between good and evil, and how a provident god can serve as model of political leadership, this is the first monograph of its kind to focus on the question of Stoic providence. It offers an in-depth study of the meaning and importance of this topic in eight distinct generations of Stoics, from Zeno of Citium (fourth century B.C.) to Panaetius of Rhodes (second century B.C.) to Marcus Aurelius (second century A.D.). The Stoic Doctrine of Providence is key reading for anyone interested in Ancient Stoicism or the study of divine providence in a philosophical setting.
In an important sense the Stoics created the doctrine of providence (Greek pronoia, Latin providentia). Calvin's doctrine of providence or predestination is often charged with being a Christian version of the Stoic view of necessity ...
Author: Charles Partee
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
The theology of John Calvin (1509-1564) was given classic expression in his Institutes of the Christian Religion (1559). In this definitive work, longtime Calvin expert Charles Partee offers a careful exposition of Calvins theology as it appears in the Institutes, paying special attention to the relation of Calvins theology to the history of Christian thought and to the questions of Calvins own time. Partee also examines the development of later Calvinism and the adaptations of Calvins thought by his later followers. As Partee shows, Calvins theology provides a profound exposition of Christian faith and a magnificent resource for theology today.
94 According to popular view , Calvin's doctrine of providence is basically Stoic . Calvin does indeed appreciate the Stoic conviction of God's all - encompassing providence , but he criticizes the Stoic view of causality which denies ...
Author: Charles Partee
This is a thorough study of Calvin's conception of Christian philosophy, his exposition of insights of classical philosophy, and his evaluations of classical philosophers. Special attention is given to the doctrines of providence and predestination.
forces operative in it , it is not surprising that he attacked the Stoic theodicy . ... according to the Stoic doctrine , one Reason and one Providence the fact is it is impossible for anything bad to be engendered where God is the ...
providence as one that was presently under attack from various parties, and he ever renewed his defense against the charge of teaching the Stoic doctrine of fate. Following upon the discussion in the 1539/41 Institutes, Calvin addressed ...
Author: John Sellars
The ancient philosophy of stoicism has been a crucial and formative influence on the development of Western thought since its inception through to the present day. It is not only an important area of study in philosophy and classics, but also in theology and literature. The Routledge Handbook of the Stoic Tradition is the first volume of its kind, and an outstanding guide and reference source to the nature and continuing significance of stoicism. Comprising twenty-six chapters by a team of international contributors and organised chronologically, the Handbook is divided into four parts: Antiquity and the Middle Ages, including stoicism in Rome; stoicism in early Christianity; the Platonic response to stoicism; and stoic influences in the late Middle Ages Renaissance and Reformation, addressing the impact of stoicism on the Italian Renaissance, Reformation thought, and early modern English literature including Shakespeare Early Modern Europe, including stoicism and early modern French thought; the stoic influence on Spinoza and Leibniz; stoicism and the French and Scottish Enlightenment; and Kant and stoic ethics The Modern World, including stoicism in nineteenth century German philosophy; stoicism in Victorian culture; stoicism in America; stoic themes in contemporary Anglo-American ethics; and the stoic influence on modern psychotherapy. An invaluable resource for anyone interested in the philosophical history and impact of stoic thought, The Routledge Handbook of the Stoic Tradition is essential reading for all students and researchers working on the subject.
Alexander we know elaborated this predominantly physical theory into a doctrine of providence in a special treatise, the IIepi IIpovotog (De Providentia), almost certainly as a response to the Stoic theory of “total” providence, ...
Insofar as the Stoic theory was known in the Middle Ages, it was criticized because of its determinism.49 The theory of providence was constructed within a broader framework of Stoic physics. In addition to determinism, the Stoic ...
Author: Mikko Posti
In Medieval Theories of Divine Providence 1250-1350 Mikko Posti presents a historical and philosophical study of the doctrine of divine providence in 13th- and 14th-century Latin philosophical theology.
extends into Stoic discussions of fate and providence. On the one hand, the Stoics qua naturalists outline a theory of rigid causal determinism, but on the other hand, qua religious pantheists, they hold a doctrine of divine providence.
Author: John Sellars
This is the first introduction to Stoic philosophy for 30 years. Aimed at readers new to Stoicism and to ancient philosophy, it outlines the central philosophical ideas of Stoicism and introduces the reader to the different ancient authors and sources that they will encounter when exploring Stoicism. The range of sources that are drawn upon in the reconstruction of Stoic philosophy can be bewildering for the beginner. Sellars guides the reader through the surviving works of the late Stoic authors, Seneca and Epictetus, and the fragments relating to the early Stoics found in authors such as Plutarch and Stobaeus. The opening chapter offers an introduction to the ancient Stoics, their works, and other ancient authors who report material about ancient Stoic philosophy. The second chapter considers how the Stoics themselves conceived philosophy and how they structured their own philosophical system. Chapters 3-5 offer accounts of Stoic philosophical doctrines arranged according to the Stoic division of philosophical discourse into three parts: logic, physics, and ethics. The final chapter considers the later impact of Stoicism on Western philosophy. At the end of the volume there is a detailed guide to further reading.
Cicero presents his sustained criticism of the Stoic doctrine of providence not in his own name but through the mouth of a character named Gaius Cotta in the dialogue On the Nature of the Gods. Cicero, speaking as a character in this ...
Author: Lee Trepanier
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Category: Political Science
Thanks to advances in international communication and travel, it has never been easier to connect with the rest of the world. As philosophers debate the consequences of globalization, cosmopolitanism promises to create a stronger global community. Cosmopolitanism in the Age of Globalization examines this philosophy from numerous perspectives to offer a comprehensive evaluation of its theory and practice. Bringing together the works of political scientists, philosophers, historians, and economists, the work applies an interdisciplinary approach to the study of cosmopolitanism that illuminates its long and varied history. This diverse framework provides a thoughtful analysis of the claims of cosmopolitanism and introduces many overlooked theorists and ideas. This volume is a timely addition to sociopolitical theory, exploring the philosophical consequences of cosmopolitanism in today's global interactions.
As Robert Sharples has shown,64they should not be taken as undermining the Stoic doctrine that divine providence extends to and takes care of individuals. This is clearly established by the context of Balbus' statement, ...
Author: Ricardo Salles
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Nine new essays examine the close connection between theology and cosmology in Stoic philosophy. The contributors discuss the nature of god, his relation to the material world, fate and causation, rival cosmologies, and the ethical and religious consequences of the Stoic theories of god and cosmos.