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Moja krótka historia filozofii starożytnej (IV)
My brief history of ancient philosophy (IV)

Author(s): Dobrochna Dembinska
Subject(s): Philosophy, History of Philosophy
Published by: Warszawska Prowincja Redemptorystów
Keywords: atoms;logos;pneuma;destiny;freedom;providence;happiness (eudaimonia);virtue (arete);good;evil;

Summary/Abstract: In this study of the Hellenistic period philosophy the author stresses the importance of the substantial change in the Greek thought that was caused, inter alia, by the political events: a loss of independence by the Greek poleis and also by the fact that they were absorbed by the Alexander the Great’s multicultural monarchy. The author stresses the fact that although the old schools were still in existence philosophical thought characteristic for this period developed in new schools which appeared at that time: scepticism, epicurism and stoicism. Thought of the philosophers belonging to the above trends focuses on the problem of a happy life (eudaimonia) and the ways to achieve it: these thinkers rejected findings of their great metaphysical predecessors and, above all, taught how to live happily.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 14
  • Page Range: 41-65
  • Page Count: 25
  • Language: Polish