Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind

Knowledge and virtue in early Stoicism

Authors: Løkke, Håvard

  • The first comprehensive modern study of Stoic epistemology, which greatly influenced e.g. Descartes
  • Builds on and critically assesses the latest research on the subject
  • Links epistemology to ethics, and shows what sort of knowledge it is that counts as virtue, according to the Stoics
  • Gives access to issues that, because of poor source material, are not easily accessible to even advanced students and specialists
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About this book

This book is about the epistemological views and arguments of the early Stoics. It discusses such questions as: How is knowledge possible, and what is it? How do we perceive things and acquire notions of them? Should we rely on arguments? How do we come to make so many mistakes?

The author tries to give a comprehensive and conservative account of Stoic epistemology as a whole as it was developed by Chrysippus. He emphasizes how the epistemological views of the Stoics are interrelated among themselves and with views from Stoic physics and logic.

There are a number of Stoic views and arguments that we will never know about. But there are passages on Stoic epistemology in Sextus Empiricus, Galen, Plutarch, Cicero, and a few others authors. The book is like a big jigsaw puzzle of these scattered pieces of evidence.

About the authors

Håvard Løkke is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Agder, Norway. He wrote his DPhil thesis in Oxford on Stoic epistemology, with Michael Frede as supervisor. He is currently writing a book on love.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Knowledge and virtue in early Stoicism
Authors
Series Title
Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2153-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2153-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2152-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 149
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