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Single Idea 3561

[catalogued under 25. Social Practice / D. Justice / 2. The Law / c. Natural law]

Full Idea

The Stoics are the originators of one of the most influential concepts in political philosophy, that of natural law. …It is simply correct moral reasoning, thought of as being prescriptive.

Gist of Idea

Stoics originated the concept of natural law, as agreed correct reasoning


report of Stoic school (fragments/reports [c.200 BCE]) by Julia Annas - The Morality of Happiness 13.3

Book Reference

Annas,Julia: 'The Morality of Happiness' [OUP 1995], p.302