Stoic News

By Dave Kelly

Monday, February 24, 2003

Review: A. A. Long, Epictetus: A Stoic and Socratic Guide to Life
by William Stephens

"Chapter Six is splendid. From the perspective of orthodox Stoicism, what makes E's theology most distinctive, L suggests, is how it serves as the explicit foundation for his moral psychology, and its warmly and urgently personalist tone. L explains how Stoic philosophers could accommodate gods in the plural since the Stoic divinity is ubiquitous, how E's divinity is the maker of the best of all possible worlds, and how E gives no attention to theodicy since all badness pertains solely to human deficiencies."


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