Plato and The Stoics

2014.09.34 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews A. G. Long (ed.), Plato and The Stoics, Cambridge University Press, 2013, 199pp., $90.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781107040595. Reviewed
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2014.09.34 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews A. G. Long (ed.), Plato and The Stoics, Cambridge University Press, 2013, 199pp., $90.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781107040595. Reviewed by Jacob Klein, Colgate University This collection of seven essays is a valuable addition to the growing number of studies dealing with Plato's influence on early Stoicism and Stoicism's relationship to Platonism generally.[1] It offers fresh interpretations of several recent controversies and takes up a number of new issues, focusing especially on questions of transmission, reception and response. Malcolm Schofield's "Cardinal Virtues: A Contested Socratic Inheritance" considers a "beginning episode" in Stoic thinking about the leading virtues, taking off from a puzzling feature of the theory ascribed to Zeno: Zeno is said by Plutarch to have made practical wisdom (phronêsis) the essence of moderation, courage, and justice. If Zeno also recognized phronêsis as a leading virtue in its. . .

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