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“Stoicism is the marketable version of statistical rationality.”
“Calvinism is simply baptized Stoicism; it is logically pantheistic, since it acknowledges only one effective will in the universe.”
The Legacy of Greece Essays By: Gilbert Murray, W. R. Inge, J. Burnet, Sir T. L. Heath, D'arcy W. Thompson, Charles Singer, R. W. Livingston, A. Toynbee, A. E. Zimmern, Percy Gardner, Sir Reginald Blomfield
“During these centuries a system of Greek philosophy, called Stoicism, gained many adherents among the Romans.”
“The concept of consciousness was largely a product of individualism, of the various movements such as Stoicism, Epicureanism, and Christianity, which supplied types of conceptual schemes that were very different from those which were appropriate to the shared life of the city-states.”
“The substitution of nature for the traditional and ideal object of religion involves giving nature moral authority over man; it involves that element of Stoicism which is the synonym of inhumanity.”
“What had seemed attactive about Bhuddism was that detachment, the uber-Stoicism.”
“Her father, a designer of women's clothing, chose her middle name, which came from Zeno of Citium, founder of Stoicism - that philosophy of fortitude and self-control.”
“You could read a biography of Marcus Aurelius, keeping in mind that "Stoicism Is Just So Yesterday.”
“He starts with the "Greek miracle," particularly Stoicism; moves on to Christianity, with its radical transformation of key elements of Greek philosophy; traces the rise of modern humanism in the epochal insights of Rousseau and Kant; and concludes with Nietzsche and Heidegger, the glowering giants of postmodernism, whose critiques of religion and rationality still echo today.”
“The pedagogic impulse makes him quote from his own writings on Willem de Kooning and Leo Tolstoy, and even from a talk, Illness and Stoicism, that he gives to a small-town Rotary Club.”
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