Ideas of Justus Lipsius, by Theme

[Belgian, 1547 - 1606, Born near Brussels. Trained by the Jesuits. At the Universities of Leiden and Louvain.]

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A neo-Stoic movement began in the late sixteenth century
     Full Idea: A neo-Stoic movement began at the end of the sixteenth century, under the inspiration of the Dutch scholar Justus Lipsius.
     From: report of Justus Lipsius (works [1584]) by A.C. Grayling - What is Good? Ch.5
     A reaction: I would take this to be just as much a movement against Christianity as the interest in the less theistic Epicurus. They wanted the virtues of Christianity without the theological trappings.