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    Stoicism Beliefs

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    Stoicism is defined as “a philosophy, based on the ideas of Zeno that held that people could only be happy when living in accordance with nature and accepting whatever happened.”(McKay et al. 138). Zeno of Citium traveled to Athens with the intent to form his own school, the Stoa, which took its namesake from the covered walkways where he preferred to teach. Stoicism instills the development of self-control and resilience to overcome “destructive emotions”, such as passion. Rather than eliminate all emotions, it teaches to change them by abstaining from worldly pleasures, which allows a person to have clear judgement, inner calm and freedom from suffering. Stoicism has similar beliefs to the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama and Buddhism, which is based on the Four Noble Truths.…

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    Skepticism Vs Stoicism

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    us into an opinion, that human life is of some importance?” (Hume, 352). The artifice of nature means that nature is trying to trick us into living by making it seem like things are valuable, but according to Hume, we have to care about things that we know have no objective value. Stoicism claims that the alignment of one’s perception with logos, or logic, is a…

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    Epicurean Vs Stoicism

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    given by the epicurean account. Also, the best way to attain a happy life is by living virtuously and honorably, if these two things are not paid attention to, may create trouble in one’s life. Stoicism, on the other hand, focused more in believing in the human nature. It laid emphasis on paying attention in fulfilling our nature that is rational. Stoics also termed the rational life as a happy and a flourishing life. He also emphasized that freedom also comes from our own choice and that is…

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    Stoicism In Ancient Rome

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    In the first and second centuries of Ancient Rome a wave of Stoicism rose to leave a lasting impact, especially through the ideas of Epictetus and Seneca. The two main questions Stoics aimed to answer were; how can one lead a happy and fulfilling life, and how can one be a better human being? These were both believed to be achieved through internal control. Since we are human, we are unable to see what the logos have planned for us, so to have internal control is the most practical and…

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    One important branch of deterministic philosophy is Stoicism. The Stoics were pantheists, meaning they believe all aspects of nature and the universe are God. From this line of thinking, they also believe everything interacts together in a way that sets events into motion from which it follows that the Stoics believe everything is determined. Stoic philosophy can be very confusing to studiers because it holds a heavy contradiction. As previously stated, they believe that everything is…

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    emergence of the new major philosophy of Stoicism. Founded by Zeno in Athens, the tenets of Stoicism focused on the eradication of emotion, and particularly fear, which would lead to a life committed to self-betterment. Seneca and his contemporaries took these ideas and expanding on them, marking a shift from the Epicurean philosophy studied a generation previously. While Seneca lead an active life as tutor to Emperor Nero and friend to many powerful political elites, he spent his retirement…

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    Stoicism first originated as an ancient Greek Philosophy founded by Zeno of modern day Cyprus in 300 BCE originally influenced by Socrates and the Cynics. [5] The philosophy began to flourish in the period of the Roman Empire influencing many people including early Christians. Whether the citizens of the Roman Empire were aware of it or not, the morals within it were prominently centered around stoicism. [1] Although the Stoic following consisted mostly of upper-class citizens, lower-class…

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    Brutus and Cassius, who are two of the main 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…

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    Logos for Stoics was mind over matter. It was thought control over one’s destiny, the events in one’s life, whether fortune or misfortune. The idea is to think positively that all occurrences in life serve a divine purpose. Even evil is believed to be good in disguise. Stoicism was a worldview that had to be developed. One’s perception of Logos has to be learned and practiced because one who is a novice or an immature stoic would make impulsive and irrational responses to pressure from…

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    Stooicism Research Paper

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    The ethical type I have chosen is Stoicism. I’m part of an online men’s only chat group and one of the members mentioned Stoicism as a recommended philosophy to follow and posted a link for us to read. I did not think of it again until I came across this assignment so I decided to research more on Stoicism. Stoicism is a philosophy founded in Athens in 3rd century BC (Baltzly, 1996). The main idea behind Stoicism is to expect the best and worst that can happen so external events do not affect…

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