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Justus Lipsius

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[Revised entry by Jan Papy on March 1, 2019. Changes to: Bibliography] The humanist and classical scholar Justus Lipsius (Joost Lips) (1547 - 1606), described by his admiring correspondent Michel de Montaigne as one of the most learned men of his day (Essays II.12), was the founding father of Neostoicism, a key component of European thought in the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. His famous and widely read Stoic dialogue De constantia was...

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