Ancient Stoicism: Texts

Dr. Cynthia Freeland


Texts for Philosophy 6396, Fall 2000


Note: These are still tentative. Long and Sedley will definitely be in the final selection, but Inwood and Gerson may not be. Both are useful.

The Hellenistic Philosophers : Translations of the Principal Sources, With Philosophical Commentary by A. A. Long, D. N. Sedley . Paperback (June 1987) Price:$34.95 Note: Students need to buy Volume 1, Translations of the Principal Sources, with Philosophical Commentary. Pages 158-437 are devoted to the Stoics.

Volume 2, Greek and Latin Texts with Notes and Bibliography, has a very useful bibliography, but is otherwise recommended primarily for students with the relevant language skills.

Hellenistic Philosophy: Introductory Readings, 2nd Ed. (Hackett Publishing) by Brad Inwood(Translator), L. P. Gerson (Translator). Paperback (June 1998) Price:$12.95


(We will probably be working through some articles or chapters from these recent books in our course. You will not need to buy them, but you might wish to do so, depending on your interests. I am hoping that enough people will buy one or the other of them so that they can be shared and we can work from some xeroxes.)

Hellenistic Philosophy of Mind by Julia Annas. Paperback (August 1994) Price:$16.95

John Cooper, Reason and Emotion: Essays on Ancient Moral Psychology and Ethical Theory (Princeton, 1999)

Terence Irwin, Classical Thought: A History of Western Philosophy 1 (Oxford, 1989)

Hellenistic Philosophy : Stoics, Epicureans, Sceptics by A. A. Long. Paperback (September 1986) Price:$18.95

The Therapy of Desire : Theory and Practice in Hellenistic Ethics (The Martin Classical Lectures) by Martha Craven Nussbaum. Paperback (April 1996) Price:$15.96

Stoics, Epicureans and Skeptics : An Introduction to Hellenistic Philosophy by R. W. Sharples. Paperback (October 1996) Price:$17.99

Essays on Hellenistic Epistemology and Ethics by Gisela Striker(Editor). Paperback (November 1995) Price:$24.95

Nice, but Pricey (will be put on reserve)

Susanne Bobzien, Determinism and Freedom in Stoic Philosophy, Oxford, 1999 ($85.00)

Passions & Perceptions : Studies in Hellenistic Philosophy of Mind : Proceedings of the Fifth Symposium Hellenisticum Nussbaum, Martha, Editor. Symposium Hellenisticum 188 Chateau of Syam. Hardcover (July 1993) ($80.00)

Also good, but out of print (will be put on reserve)

Doubt and Dogmatism : Studies in Hellenistic Epistemology by Malcolm Schofield

The Norms of Nature : Studies in Hellenistic Ethics by Malcolm Schofield, Gisela Striker (Editor).

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