Monday, January 16, 2012

Stoics, indifferents, etc.

I've been joining in a discussion here on Peter Adamson's History of Philosophy with No Gaps blog inspired by a paper by George Karamanolis.  I wasn't at the talk but, according to Peter's report, George was interested in the Stoic notion of indifferents and how it might be that some are preferred and others dispreferred while none is either good or bad.  Good question.  And it's also part of what lies behind the Stoics' odd claims about how a person might become virtuous (and might make progress towards virtue) which is behind some of Plutarch's discussion in the text being blogged here.

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