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The Routledge Handbook of the Stoic Tradition

Edited by: John Sellars

Print publication date:  February  2016
Online publication date:  February  2016

Print ISBN: 9780415660754
eBook ISBN: 9781315771588
Adobe ISBN: 9781317675839

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The ancient philosophy of stoicism has been a crucial and formative influence on the development of Western thought since its inception through to the present day. It is not only an important area of study in philosophy and classics, but also in theology and literature.

The Routledge Handbook of the Stoic Tradition is the first volume of its kind, and an outstanding guide and reference source to the nature and continuing significance of stoicism. Comprising twenty-six chapters by a team of international contributors and organised chronologically, the Handbook is divided into four parts:

  • Antiquity and the Middle Ages, including stoicism in Rome; stoicism in early Christianity; the Platonic response to stoicism; and stoic influences in the late Middle Ages
  • Renaissance and Reformation, addressing the impact of stoicism on the Italian Renaissance, Reformation thought, and early modern English literature including Shakespeare
  • Early Modern Europe, including stoicism and early modern French thought; the stoic influence on Spinoza and Leibniz; stoicism and the French and Scottish Enlightenment; and Kant and stoic ethics
  • The Modern World, including stoicism in nineteenth century German philosophy; stoicism in Victorian culture; stoicism in America; stoic themes in contemporary Anglo-American ethics; and the stoic influence on modern psychotherapy.

An invaluable resource for anyone interested in the philosophical history and impact of stoic thought, The Routledge Handbook of the Stoic Tradition is essential reading for all students and researchers working on the subject.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Stoicism in Rome Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Stoicism in early Christianity Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Plotinus and the Platonic response to Stoicism Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Augustine’s debt to Stoicism in the Confessions  Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Boethius and Stoicism Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Stoic themes in Peter Abelard and John of Salisbury Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Stoic influences in the later Middle Ages Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The recovery of Stoicism in the Renaissance Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Stoicism in the philosophy of the Italian Renaissance Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Erasmus, Calvin, and the faces of Stoicism in Renaissance and Reformation thought Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Justus Lipsius and Neostoicism Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Shakespeare and early modern English literature Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Medicine of the mind in early modern philosophy Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Stoic themes in early modern French thought Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Spinoza and the Stoics Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Leibniz and the Stoics Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The Epicurean Stoicism of the French Enlightenment Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Stoicism and the Scottish Enlightenment Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Kant and Stoic ethics Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Stoicism in nineteenth-century German philosophy Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Stoicism and Romantic literature Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Stoicism in Victorian culture Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Stoicism in America Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Stoic themes in contemporary Anglo-American ethics Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Stoicism and twentieth-century French philosophy Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The Stoic influence on modern psychotherapy Download PDF
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Index Download PDF
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