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Single Idea 23305

[catalogued under 20. Action / C. Motives for Action / 4. Responsibility for Actions]

Full Idea

It is the Stoics who made responsibility depend on rationality.

Gist of Idea

Stoics said responsibility depends on rationality


report of Stoic school (fragments/reports [c.200 BCE]) by Richard Sorabji - Rationality 'Ethical'

Book Reference

'Rationality in Greek Thought', ed/tr. Frede,M /Striker,G [OUP 1999], p.327

A Reaction

Aristotle's account of responsibility in 'Ethics' needs a high degree of rationality, far beyond even a rational non-human animal. And no one thinks small children are responsible.