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Single Idea 4012

[catalogued under 23. Ethics / C. Virtue Theory / 3. Virtues / g. Contemplation]

Full Idea

The Stoics broke with both Plato and Aristotle by rejecting altogether the value of contemplation.

Gist of Idea

The Stoics rejected entirely the high value that had been placed on contemplation


report of Stoic school (fragments/reports [c.200 BCE]) by Charles Taylor - Sources of the Self 6.3

Book Reference

Taylor,Charles: 'Sources of the Self' [CUP 1992], p.125

A Reaction

Interesting. This affects the status of philosophy, and rejects the aspiration of humans to become like gods.