Leuven University Press
This book examines the important but largely neglected issue of the interrelation between Platonism and Stoicism in Ancient Philosophy. Several renowned specialists in the fields of Stoic and Platonic analyse the intricate mutual influences between Stoic and Platonic philosophers in the Hellenistic period, the Imperial Age, and after. Although it has been repeatedly claimed that the phenomenon addressed in this book could best be labelled eclecticism, it emerges from the various articles collected here that the situation is much more complicated. Far from being eclectics, most Stoics and Platonists consciously appropriated their material in order to integrate it into their own philosophical system. The dialogue between Platonists and Stoics testifies to active debate and controversy on central topics such as psychology, epistemology, physics, and ethics. This book will deepen our understanding of the dialogue between different philosophical schools in Antiquity. The results presented here teach one clear lesson: Platonism and Stoicism were by no means monolithic blocks, but were continuously moulded by mutual influence and interaction.
List of Abbreviations
Thomas BénatouïlLe débat entre platonisme et stoïcisme sur la vie scolastique: Chrysippe, la Nouvelle Académie et Antiochus
Francesca AlesseAlcuni esempi della relazione tra l'etica stoica e Platone
Sophie AubertLa lecture stoïcienne du laconisme à travers le filtre de Platon
Valéry LaurandL'Érôs pédagogique chez Platon et les Stoïciens
John StevensPlatonism and Stoicism in Vergil's Aeneid
Mauro BonazziEudorus' psychology and Stoic ethics
Teun TielemanOnomastic Reference in Seneca. The Case of Plato and the Platonists
Brad InwoodSeneca, Plato and Platonism: the case of Letter
Robert SharplesThe Stoic Background to the Middle Platonist discussion of Fate
Christopher GillMarcus Aurelius' Meditations: How Stoic and How Platonic?
Riccardo ChiaradonnaPlatonismo e Teoria della Conoscenza Stoica tra II e III secolo d.C.
Gretchen Reydams-SchilsCalcidius on God