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The Stoics on ambiguity

by Catherine Atherton

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge [England], New York, NY, USA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Stoics.,
  • Ambiguity.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 507-527) and indexes.

    StatementCatherine Atherton.
    SeriesCambridge classical studies
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB528 .A84 1993
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxix, 563 p. ;
    Number of Pages563
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1701617M
    ISBN 100521441390
    LC Control Number92002469

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"Catherine Atherton's magisterial study of The Stoics on Ambiguity combines detailed assessment of the evidence and the distortions in our sources with significant insights into what the Stoic treatments of this particular theme can tell us about the limitations of Stoic philosophy of language and the differences between its priorities and those of modern ically not just a Cited by: This book is a comprehensive survey of the often difficult and scattered sources and an "Catherine Atherton's magisterial study of The Stoics on Ambiguity combines detailed assessment of the evidence and the distortions in our sources with significant insights into what The Stoics on ambiguity book Stoic Read more User-contributed reviews.

Tags. The Stoics on Ambiguity by Catherine Atherton. The comparisons and contrasts which this book constructs will intrigue not just classical scholars, and philosophers, but also logicians, theoretical linguists, communication theorists and historians of grammar and of literary theory.

The starting point of any new pursuit is critical. Stoicism is no difference. Picking up the wrong book can derail even the most interested student.

So where should someone start with Stoicism. We decided to put together a short list with three books that will help you both understand Stoicism but also teach you valuable The Stoic Reading List: 3 Must-Read Books To Get You Started Read More». The Stoics on Ambiguity by Catherine Atherton,available at Book Depository with free delivery : Catherine Atherton.

Stoicism is a school of Hellenistic philosophy which was founded by Zeno of Citium, in Athens, in the early 3rd century BC. Stoicism is a philosophy of personal ethics informed by its system of logic and its views on the natural world.

According to its teachings, as social beings, the path to eudaimonia (happiness, or blessedness) for humans is found in accepting the moment as it presents. Stoics, Epicureans, and Sceptics: An Introduction to Hellenistic Philosophy by R.

Sharples. This book focuses not only on the Stoics but also on the Epicureans as well as various sceptical traditions from the death of Alexander the Great in BC to about AD It’s the book of choice who are looking to understand the broader context. The Stoics offer us valuable strategies of thinking about and dealing with hardships that remain relevant for modern society, says the philosophy professor and author Massimo he recommends the five books that best express the essence of Stoicism and how it might be applied to real life.

"The subject of this book is some of the most impressive and original work on ambiguity to survive the wreck of western antiquity: that of the Stoa. At some point in the long history of their school Stoics constructed at least one definition of ambiguity, the earliest to survive in the western philosophical tradition, and remarkable in any case.

The Stoics on Ambiguity Catherine Atherton This book is both the first comprehensive survey of the often difficult and scattered sources and the first attempt to locate Stoic material in the rich array of con texts, ancient and modern, which alone can guarantee full appreciation of its subtlety, scope and complexity.

Materials for the Construction of Shakespeare's Morals, the Stoic Legacy to the Renaissance Major Ethical Authorities. Indexed According to Virtues, Vices, and Characters from the Plays, as well as Topics in Swift, Pope, and Wordsworth. Books: Cicero's De Officiis, Seneca's Moral Essays and Moral Epistles, Plutarch's Lives, Montaigne's Essays, Elyot's Governour, Spenser's Faerie Queene, James.

This book is particularly useful: it brings together a number of otherwise hard-to-find translations of basic writings of the Stoics. I imagine this book will stay in print a long time. The same might be said of another recent Hackett publication, a translation of On Academic Scepticism, a book that might be considered a kind of /5(10).

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Spam or Self-Promotional The list is spam or self-promotional. Incorrect Book The list contains an. Atherton, C. () The Stoics on Ambiguity, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Outstanding rediscovery of a sophisticated theory; technically demanding.) Brunschwig, J.

() Les Stoïciens et leur logique (The Stoics and their Logic), Paris: Vrin. The Stoics The founder of the Stoa, Zeno of Citium (– BCE), studied with Diodorus. His successor Cleanthes (–) tried to solve the Master Argument by denying that every past truth is necessary and wrote books—now lost—on paradoxes, dialectics, argument modes and predicates.

Ambiguity is a type of meaning in which a phrase, statement or resolution is not explicitly defined, making several interpretations plausible.A common aspect of ambiguity is is thus an attribute of any idea or statement whose intended meaning cannot be definitively resolved according to a rule or process with a finite number of steps.

(The ambi-part of the term reflects an. Nikolaos Bakalis -- Handbook of Greek Philosophy: From Thales to the Stoics. Analysis and Fragments. Catherine Atherton -- The Stoics on Ambiguity.

Steven Strange (ed.) -- Stoicism: Traditions and Transformations. M.L. Colish -- The Stoic Tradition from Antiquity to the Early Middle Ages Vols.1&2.

The Ethics of Ambiguity. Simone de Beauvoir I. Ambiguity and Freedom “Life in itself is neither good nor evil. It is the place of good and evil, according to what you make it.”. Again, the Stoics, as for instance, Chrysippus, in the first book of his work on Lives, say, that the wise man will take a part in the affairs of the state, if nothing hinders him.

For that he will restrain vice, and excite men to virtue. Of all these, only two badly damaged papyri have survived, luckily supplemented by a considerable number of fragments and testimonies in later texts, in particular in Diogenes Laertius (D.

L.) book 7, sections 55–83, and Sextus Empiricus Outlines of Pyrrhonism (S. PH) book 2 and Against the Mathematicians (S. M) book 8. Chapters 4 and 5 provide detailed commentaries on three short but highly significant texts.

Chapter 4 examines the only explicit definition of ambiguity attributed to the Stoics, a brief passage in D.L. Atherton skilfully tracks the possible meanings of amphibolia among the notions of ambiguity, vagueness, non-specificity, and metaphor.The ambiguity concerning the status of preferable things, their relation to virtue and their role in the happy life inevitably led to some criticism of the Stoic position.

Plutarch, for one, attacked what he perceived to be a dichotomy between the way the Stoics treated the preferables inFile Size: KB.

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Philosophy is not just about talking or lecturing, or even reading long, dense books. In fact, it is something men and women of action use—and have used throughout history—to solve their problems and achieve.