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Single Idea 20839

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 4. Divisions of Philosophy]

Full Idea

Stoic divisions of ethics: on impulse, on good and bad things, on passions, on virtue, on the goal, on primary value, on actions, on appropriate actions, and on encouragements and discouragements to action.

Gist of Idea

Ethics studies impulse, good, passion, virtue, goals, value, action, appropriateness, encouragement


report of Stoic school (fragments/reports [c.200 BCE]) by Diogenes Laertius - Lives of Eminent Philosophers 07.84

Book Reference

'The Stoics Reader', ed/tr. Inwood,B/Gerson,L.P. [Hackett 2008], p.112

A Reaction

A substantial part of this is covered by modern Action Theory, rather than by ethics. This describes later stoicism, from Chrysippus onwards. I like the study of 'appropriate actions', which could do with some modern analysis.