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Philosophic Pride: Stoicism and Political Thought from Lipsius to Rousseau

Christopher Brooke


This is the first full-scale look at the essential place of Stoicism in the foundations of modern political thought. Spanning the period from Justus Lipsius's Politics in 1589 to Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Emile in 1762, and concentrating on arguments originating from England, France, and the Netherlands, the book considers how political writers of the period engaged with the ideas of the Roman and Greek Stoics that they found in works by Cicero, Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius. The book examines key texts in their historical context, paying special attention to the history of classical sc ... More

Keywords: Stoicism, political thought, political writers, Greek Stoics, Roman Stoics, classical scholarship, Augustinian, moral psychology, human sociability, self-love

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780691152080
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691152080.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher Brooke, author
University of Cambridge