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An Essay on the Unity of Stoic Philosophy

Second Edition

With a Foreword by Sten Ebbesen and Troels Engberg-Pedersen

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.

120 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 | © 2012

Philosophy: General Philosophy

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“The most philosophically sophisticated short introduction [to Stoicism]”

Hellenistic Philosophy | on the first edition

Table of Contents

      Sten Ebbesen and Troels Engberg-Pedersen

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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