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Single Idea 20782

[catalogued under 13. Knowledge Criteria / B. Internal Justification / 1. Epistemic virtues]

Full Idea

Dialectic itself is necessary, and is a virtue which contains other virtues.

Gist of Idea

Dialectic is a virtue which contains other virtues


report of Stoic school (fragments/reports [c.200 BCE]) by Diogenes Laertius - Lives of Eminent Philosophers 07.46

Book Reference

'The Stoics Reader', ed/tr. Inwood,B/Gerson,L.P. [Hackett 2008], p.12

A Reaction

Presumable the virtues which are 'contained' are the whole panoply of other intellectual virtues. These will be virtues of intellectual character (Zagzebski), not virtues of processes (Sosa).

Related Idea

Idea 20776 Dialectics is mastery of question and answer form [Stoic school, by Diog. Laertius]