An Essay on the Unity of Stoic Philosophy

Second Edition

Johnny Christensen

An Essay on the Unity of Stoic Philosophy
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Johnny Christensen

Distributed for Museum Tusculanum Press

With a Foreword by Sten Ebbesen and Troels Engberg-Pedersen
120 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 | © 2012
Cloth $29.00 ISBN: 9788763538985 Published April 2013 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe

The ancient Stoics repeatedly stressed the monolithic comprehensiveness of their philosophy, and this book is the only one to provide a holistic grasp of their attempt to synthesize the whole of the human condition into a unified view. Originally published in 1962, An Essay on the Unity of Stoic Philosophy was far ahead of its time. Now a pivotal text, it lays out the core ideas of Stoicism and their interconnection against the backdrop of Aristotelian philosophy, providing a coherent understanding of the many—and sometimes divergent—philosophies the Stoics formulated. At once penetrating and lucid, Johnny Christensen’s book is brought back into print in a second edition for a new audience.

Hellenistic Philosophy | on the first edition
“The most philosophically sophisticated short introduction [to Stoicism]”
Contents
Foreword
      Sten Ebbesen and Troels Engberg-Pedersen

Introduction
Section One: Ontology
Section Two: Physics
Section Three: Dialectic
Section Four: Ethics

Appendix A: Note on the Method of Interpretation
Appendix B: References and Notes
Appendix C: List of Greek Technical Terms
Appendix D: Equality of Man and Stoic Social Thought
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