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Single Idea 20815

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / A. Wisdom / 3. Wisdom Deflated]

Full Idea

According to the Stoics the wise man is hitherto undiscovered.

Gist of Idea

No wise man has yet been discovered


report of Stoic school (fragments/reports [c.200 BCE]) by M. Tullius Cicero - On the Nature of the Gods ('De natura deorum') 2.133

Book Reference

'The Stoics Reader', ed/tr. Inwood,B/Gerson,L.P. [Hackett 2008], p.85

A Reaction

This could plausibly be axiomatic for the whole of philosophy, since the subject is the 'love of wisdom', and not its acquisition. The subject is the pursuit of wisdom, which would be pointless if we already had it.