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Single Idea 21810

[catalogued under 2. Reason / A. Nature of Reason / 2. Logos]

Full Idea

The Stoics distinguished between logos prophorikos ('uttered reasoning') and logos endiathetos ('reason stored within').

Gist of Idea

The Stoics distinguished spoken logos from logos within the mind


report of Stoic school (fragments/reports [c.200 BCE]) by Plotinus - The Enneads 5.1.03 n7

Book Reference

Plotinus: 'The Enneads', ed/tr. Mackenna,Stephen [Penguin 1991], p.350

A Reaction

These seems required, since logos is often the 'giving of an account', but it is also the rational principle that rules nature.