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Arius Didymus

Links to Google Books do not always work well, but I want to try this one:
malcolmschosha
Oct 19
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39625

Re: Structural Soundness

I should say I don't mean the ethical properties suggest atheism just that I think it has been said the could be recognized by atheism  Sent from Yahoo Mail
Kevin
Oct 14
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39624

Re: Structural Soundness

It could be that Marcus wasnt very bright, he said the same about himself. I don't know, And I do agree that he would've had access to the very best stoic
Kevin
Oct 13
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39623

Re: Structural Soundness

Okay. But it seemed to me you presented Marcus Aurelius as a pantheist, which I regard as pretty much the same as atheist. Sorry if I read that wrong. I
malcolmschosha
Oct 13
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39622

Re: Structural Soundness

Hi Malcolm, It is interesting, my intent was to describe a reasoning for virtuous acts from two religious or god centered perspectives. The actual secular
kevin11_c@...
Oct 13
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39621

Re: Structural Soundness

Hi Kevin, It seems to me that your depiction of Stoicism is the Modern Stoic version of Grant and Donald. It could be described as Secular Stoicism. As I have
malcolmschosha
Oct 13
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39620

Re: Structural Soundness

Virtues and differences between Christians and Stoics.. A Stoic, like Marcus Aurelius, following stoic teaching thought lying or being hypo critical was
kevin11_c@...
Oct 11
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39619

Re: Structural Soundness

Nigel, For Epictetus, fulfilling life roles is the second of his three topoi. It is important. I tend to agree that it is important. However, there are
malcolmschosha
Oct 5
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39618

Re: Structural Soundness

Hi, Steve is right to say, “One thing that Jan Garrett impressed upon me was the fact that Epictetus’ ‘role duties’ that are supposed to be objective
Nigel Glassborow
Oct 5
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39617

Re: Structural Soundness

I don't see anything wrong with eisegesis, and moreover I doubt it is humanly possible to avoid it. It is certain that Epictetus is depicted as engaging in
malcolmschosha
Oct 4
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39616

Re: Structural Soundness

Steve, That is correct. I'm not aware of anyone who disagrees that what we have of Epictetus (The Discourses and Enchiridion) are from Arrian. Arrian makes
cfisher8238
Oct 4
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39613

Re: Structural Soundness

Chris- Eisegesis issomething I will add to my vocabulary. I looked it upto see if it is synonymous with my next comment.  It isn’t, so there is another
Steve Marquis
Oct 4
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39612

Re: Structural Soundness

Malcolm- I happen to agree with you.  One thing that Jan Garrett impressed upon me was the factthat Epictetus’ ‘role duties’ that are supposed to be
Steve Marquis
Oct 4
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39611

Re: Structural Soundness

Hi Steve, You wrote: "What is missing? Value. Virtue ethics is not just forming a character of one’s choosing but forming a _right_ character." Yes, values
malcolmschosha
Oct 4
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39610

Re: Structural Soundness

Malcolm, It appears I failed to make my point clearly; I will try again. I was not making a statement about the content of Grant's ethical theory. I was not
cfisher8238
Oct 4
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