Hellenistic philosophy

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  • Hellenistic Philosophies Of Diogenes And Zeno

    ith all three of the Hellenistic philosophies in my approach in life. Some I may not agree with their teaching views but for the most part I agree with their philosophies on life in general. These two philosophers had almost similar views on life in general. Diogenes and Zeno teaching were related to the teaching of Jesus in a way. But as for Epicurus, I agree somewhat of his views but for the most part I don’t agree with his teachings. Diogenes was the philosopher who came up with the idea of cynicism. It is the philosophy of the dog. “Live our soul in our body our mind is easily tricked by our body.” This thought teaches children about vital needs not desires. Students learned about these basic requirements to live and do everything that is done in private in the public. To allow people to be charitable to them from what they taught. These were equivalent to the teaching to Jesus. Diogenes and his students lived as though they were dogs during the early 200’s bc.…

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  • The Stoic Doctrine

    How do we live ‘according to nature’ in the Stoic doctrine? Do you agree with this doctrine? Stoicism is one of the branches of ancient philosophy originally founded by Zeno of Citium (300 BC). What is Stoicism? Stoic philosophy is not a series of philosophical claims about the nature of the world, of what we can know or what is right or wrong. Instead, Stoicism is commonly described to be an attitude, a way of life (Sellar, 2006). More importantly, the stoics have repeatedly stated in their…

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  • Principle Of Bivalence In Aristotle's 'Sea Battle'

    However, this is not to say they shared the same reasons for holding their beliefs. First, and most broadly, they are both materialists in some sense. Meaning both are primarily concerned with matter and the material world. Both are attempting to do philosophy without abstract objects or ‘fancy things’. For example, things like Plato’s forms did not fit into either of their ideologies. While the Stoics did admit there must be some sort of abstract things, they denied they were anything like…

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  • Comparing Brutus And Cassius In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

    conspirators against Julius Caesar, share a common goal, but act uniquely in achieving it, based on their beliefs. The unique methods used by each man are based off of their philosophies, and are actually similar to each other. Brutus and Cassius are supporters of contrasting philosophies, but the influence of the philosophies on each man is similar. The actions, goals, and ideas of each man is shaped and influenced by their mindset. Through juxtaposition and paralleling scenes in Julius Caesar,…

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  • Epicurean Vs Stoicism

    We all tend to be happy in our lives. Some people compare happiness with factors like money, social status etc. while some mean satisfaction by happiness. I personally feel that it is our desires that control our happiness and these desires if controlled can lead to positive feelings like satisfaction. It has been rightly said, “Satisfaction is the death of desire.” Out of the four accounts that we covered, I would select the views of the Epicurean and the Stoic accounts for the description of…

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  • Hellenistic Individualism

    The framework of the Hellenistic world can be seen during the life and reign of Alexander the Great. His role in developing the Hellenistic culture sprouts from his conquering of the Persian empire, and mixing the many cultures that were already present with Hellenic culture and ideas. This mixture of ideas moved the Hellenic’s three primary lenses of thought: humanism, idealism, and rationalism to a Hellenistic concept of three similar lenses: individualism, realism, and empiricism. This…

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  • Hellenistic Influence On Jewish History

    you will find three passages, discuss what the context is and what major issue in Jewish history they illustrate: The passages below describe the impact of Hellenism on Jewish history and tell the story of the emergence of Christianity. The Hellenistic period began following Alexander the Great’s conquest in 334 BCE and continued culturally till almost the seventh century CE. During this period, the Jews incorporated Hellenistic thoughts with their Judaic traditions; this is made evident in the…

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  • Similarities Between Alexander And Clovis

    to gain God’s good favor in battle. Both men married daughters of enemy kings for strategic reasons. Such maneuvers made assimilation much easier. The wives’ knowledge of conquered cultures could count as a valuable resource during periods of unrest or tension. Therefore, if the king’s wife were Persian then the Persian people would be more receptive to the new ruler. Military might and courage strengthened the stability of ancient regimes. Clovis and Alexander proved their adaptability…

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  • Second Wave Civilizations Analysis

    Political Authority in Second-Wave Civilizations Compared to other classical Eurasian empires, the Hellenistic Era, under Alexander the Great is superior to its contemporaries because of its size, the time it took to build, its diversity and adaptation to culture, and its style of government, the reverence of its subjects, and its legacy. Robert W. Strayer’s 2013 edition of Ways of the World provides evidence that compares and contrasts this empire with other regimes of the era to support this…

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  • How Did Urbanization Affect Greek Civilization

    Romans decided supplanted that of Greeks in western piece of Hellenistic world. Contrasting Empires Romans and Chinese the Romans and the Chinese realms had nearly no coordinate contact however fascinating similitudes. Both prospered ca. 200 B.C.E.–200 C.E. were of comparative size (around 1.5 million square miles), both had 50 million to 60 million individuals between them, and they controlled about half the total populace intriguing minor departure from royal subject. Rome grew from a…

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