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Single Idea 20875

[catalogued under 16. Persons / F. Free Will / 6. Determinism / a. Determinism]

Full Idea

The philosophers are right to say that if the honorable and good person knew what was going to happen, he would even collaborate with disease, death and lameness.

Gist of Idea

If we could foresee the future, we should collaborate with disease and death


Epictetus (The Discourses [c.56], 2.10.05)

Book Reference

'The Stoics Reader', ed/tr. Inwood,B/Gerson,L.P. [Hackett 2008], p.200

A Reaction

The 'philosophers' must be the earlier stoics, founders of his school.