The Stoic Tradition from Antiquity to the Early Middle Ages. I. Stoicism in Classical Latin Literature, and: The Stoic Tradition from Antiquity to the Early Middle Ages. II. Stoicism in Christian Latin Thought, and: Ethics and Human Action in Early Stoicism, and: Aristotle and the Stoics (review)
Author(s)Rabel, Robert J., 1948-
KeywordsSandbach, F. H. "Aristotle and the Stoics."
Stoics -- History.
Inwood, Brad. "Ethics and human action in early Stoicism."
Colish, Marcia L. "Stoic tradition from antiquity to the early Middle Ages."
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AbstractJournal of the History of Philosophy - Volume 26, Number 1, January 1988
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Rubens and the Stoic Baroque: Classical Stoic Ethics, Rhetoric, and Natural Philosophy in Rubens’s StyleCampbell, Erin J.; Nutting, Catherine M. (2018-01-18)Rubens is known as a painter; he should also be defined as an art theorist. Following Robert Williams’ theory that Early Modern art became philosophical, I believe that style can connote art theoretical interests and philosophical models, and that in Rubens’s case, these included the classical Stoic. While it would be possible to trace Rubens’s commitment to Stoicism in his subject matter, I investigate it in his style, taking a Baxandalian approach to inferential criticism. I focus on Rubens’s formal choices, his varied brushwork, and his ability to create a vibrant picture plane.
My study is divided into chapters on Ethics, Logic, and Physics. In Chapter One I treat Stoic moral philosophy as an influence in the design of Rubens’s paintings, consider similarities between classical and Early Modern interest in viewer/reader response, and argue that Baroque artists could use style to avoid dogma while targeting viewers’ personal transformation. In Chapter Two I focus on Rhetoric, a section of the Stoic philosophy of Logic. Stoic Logic privileged truth: that is, it centred on investigating existing reality. As such, Stoic rhetorical theory and the classical literature influenced by it promoted a style that is complex and nuanced. I relate this to the Early Modern interest in copia, arguing that this includes Rubens’s painterly style which, apropos copia, should be better termed the Abundant Style. In Chapter Three I explore similarities between Stoic Natural Philosophy and the Early Modern artistic interest in the unified visual field. The Stoics defined the natural world as eternally moving and mixing; with force fields, energy, and elements in constant relationships of cause/effect. The Stoic concept of natural sympathy was a notion of material/energetic interrelatedness in which the world was seen as a living body, and the divine inhered in matter. I consider ways that these classical Stoic concepts of transformation, realism, and vivified matter might be discerned in Rubens’s style.
La moral en "De natura animalium" de Eliano: pensamiento estoico y pensamiento cristianoPino Campos, Luis Miguel; Santana Henríquez, Germán; García Valdés, Manuela (Repositorio de la Universidad de Oviedo : RUOEdiciones Clásicas, 2013)
Seneca's morals by way of abstract : to which is added a discourse under the title of An after-thought by Sir Roger L'EstrangeSeneca, Lucius Annaeus, ca. 4 B.C.-65 A.D. (New York : Harper & Brothers, 1917.Princeton Theological Seminary Library, 1917)