Single Idea 7822

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / B. History of Ideas / 5. Later European Thought]

Full Idea

A neo-Stoic movement began at the end of the sixteenth century, under the inspiration of the Dutch scholar Justus Lipsius.

Gist of Idea

A neo-Stoic movement began in the late sixteenth century


report of Justus Lipsius (works [1584]) by A.C. Grayling - What is Good? Ch.5

Book Reference

Grayling,A.C.: 'What is Good? The Best Way to Live' [Phoenix 2003], p.123

A Reaction

I would take this to be just as much a movement against Christianity as the interest in the less theistic Epicurus. They wanted the virtues of Christianity without the theological trappings.