Atoms, Pneuma, and Tranquillity: Epicurean and Stoic Themes by Margaret J. Osler

By Margaret J. Osler

This quantity examines the impression that Epicureanism and Stoicism, philosophies of nature and human nature articulated in the course of classical occasions, exerted at the improvement of eu notion to the Enlightenment. even though the effect of those philosophies has usually been famous in yes components, corresponding to the effect of Stoicism at the improvement of Christian concept and the impact of Epicureanism on smooth materialism, the chapters during this quantity give a contribution a brand new understanding of the measure to which those philosophies and their persisted interplay trained ecu highbrow existence good into early glossy occasions. The impression of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophies within the parts of literature, philosophy, theology, and technological know-how are thought of. Many thinkers proceed to understand those philosophies as major choices for figuring out the human and common worlds. Having turn into integrated into the canon of philosophical possible choices, Epicureanism and Stoicism persevered to exert identifiable affects on medical and philosophical inspiration at the least till the center of the eighteenth century.

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