Narrative identity: Stoic conception of identity

Bartosz Radomski 1
1 - Uniwersytet Warszawski, Instytut Filologii Klasycznej
2016; 17 (2):
ICID: 1224676
Article type: Original article
IC™ Value: 3.00
Abstract provided by Publisher
The article presents an analysis of the concept of the soul and identity in Stoic philosophy,
and refers to a combination of original texts Stoic (Cleanthes, Chrysippus) and their later
commentators (Philo of Alexandria, Simplicius of Cilicia, Origen, Plutarch), which the
author of the article utilizes to prove the importance of the theory of the Stoics, which
was in relation to himself (cura sui), and to the understanding ego directing the mind or
soul, which essentially allowed people the opportunity to get closer to each other and to
the Universe. As proposed by the author, this description fits perfectly into the contemporary
understanding of philosophy, not only as a speculative form of thinking, but also as
a spiritual exercise as proposed by researchers such as Michel Foucault and Pierre Hadot.

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