Presentation and Assent: a Physical and Cognitive Problem in Early Stoicism

Classical Quarterly 40 (02):433- (1990)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

The Stoic theory of knowledge was founded by Zeno on a perceptual and crudely materialistic base, but subsequently developed into an elaborate theory involving λεκτ which has proved difficult to reconstruct. The evolution of the school, influenced not only by internal differences but also by interaction with the Platonic Academy, certainly contributed to this development. Hence any adequate reconstruction of the Stoic theory of knowledge must take account of the differences among the positions of the different representatives of the school with respect to the criticism put foward by the Academics. I propose here to clarify Zeno's position, showing how Arcesilaus' criticism helped to expose certain lacunae and thus to bring about changes in doctrine on the part both of Zeno himself and of his immediate successors

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 76,400

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Early stoicism and the problem of its systematic form.J. R. Mattingly - 1939 - Philosophical Review 48 (3):273-295.
Modes of Presentation and Modes of Determination in Frege.Rod Bertolet - 2006 - Journal of Philosophical Research 31:233-238.
Disease and social theory: A problem of conversation.Zsuzsa Baross - 1985 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 6 (2).
Assent and permission rejoinder.Lillian M. Range & C. Randy Cotton - 1995 - Ethics and Behavior 5 (4):345 – 347.

Analytics

Added to PP
2010-12-09

Downloads
38 (#309,635)

6 months
5 (#155,016)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?