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Determinism and Freedom in Stoic Philosophy

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ISBN-10: 0199247676

ISBN-13: 9780199247677

Edition: 2001

Authors: Susanne Bobzien

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Determinism and Freedom in Stoic Philosophy is the first comprehensive study of one of the most important intellectual legacies of the ancient Greek world: the Stoic theory of causal determinism. The book identifies the main problems that the Stoics addressed and reconstructs the theory, and explores how they squared their determinism with their conceptions of possibility, action, freedom, and moral responsibility, and how they defended it against objections and criticism by other philosophers. It shows how the Stoics distinguished their causal determinism from ancient theories of logical determinism, fatalism, and necessitarianism. Along the way an authoritative account is given of many…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/7/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 454
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Determinism and Fate
Two Chrysippean Arguments for Causal Determinism
Modality, Determinism, and Freedom
Divination, Modality,and Universal Regularity
Fate, Action, and Motivation: The Idle Argument
Determinism and Moral Responsibility: Chrysippus's Compatibilism
Freedom and that which Depends on us: Epictetus and Early Stoics
A Later Stoic Theory of Compatibilism