25 June 2006

Stoic Universalism

τὸ βούλημα τῆς φύσεως καταμαθεῖν ἔστιν ἐξ ὧν οὐ διαφερόμεθα πρὸς ἀλλήλους. “It is possible to learn the will of nature from those things by which we do not differ from one another.” Encheiridion of Epictetus, c.26.

2 comments:

IVSTINIANVS said...

Didn't you mean to say "Stoic Essentialism"? ;-)

Wm Annis said...

Didn't you mean to say "Stoic Essentialism"?

Nope, but I suppose that's a better description of this. I think they're related ideas for the Stoics — but I'm too tired to defend that with citations just right now :)