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5 results for "cleanthes"
1. Diogenes Laertius, Lives of The Philosophers, 7.87, 7.89 (3rd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •cleanthes, on pleasure Found in books: Brouwer (2013) 27
7.87. This is why Zeno was the first (in his treatise On the Nature of Man) to designate as the end life in agreement with nature (or living agreeably to nature), which is the same as a virtuous life, virtue being the goal towards which nature guides us. So too Cleanthes in his treatise On Pleasure, as also Posidonius, and Hecato in his work On Ends. Again, living virtuously is equivalent to living in accordance with experience of the actual course of nature, as Chrysippus says in the first book of his De finibus; for our individual natures are parts of the nature of the whole universe. 7.89. By the nature with which our life ought to be in accord, Chrysippus understands both universal nature and more particularly the nature of man, whereas Cleanthes takes the nature of the universe alone as that which should be followed, without adding the nature of the individual.And virtue, he holds, is a harmonious disposition, choice-worthy for its own sake and not from hope or fear or any external motive. Moreover, it is in virtue that happiness consists; for virtue is the state of mind which tends to make the whole of life harmonious. When a rational being is perverted, this is due to the deceptiveness of external pursuits or sometimes to the influence of associates. For the starting-points of nature are never perverse.
2. Servius, Commentary On The Aeneid, 9.108 (4th cent. CE - 5th cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •cleanthes, on pleasure Found in books: Brouwer (2013) 27
3. Stoic School, Stoicor. Veter. Fragm., 1.537, 1.552, 1.555, 3.4  Tagged with subjects: •cleanthes, on pleasure Found in books: Brouwer (2013) 27
4. Long And Sedley, The Hellenistic Philosophers, None  Tagged with subjects: •nan Found in books: Brouwer (2013) 27
5. Cleanthes, Hymn To Zeus, 38-39  Tagged with subjects: •nan Found in books: Brouwer (2013) 27