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Law, Reason, and the Cosmic City: Political Philosophy in the Early Stoa

Katja Maria Vogt


The book is a comprehensive study of early Stoic political philosophy. It considers the conceptions of the cosmic city and the common law as central to the Stoics' theory, and discusses how these conceptions are integral to Stoic thought on reason, wisdom, and life in agreement with nature. Accordingly, the book devotes detailed attention to central areas of Stoic philosophy, such as the theory of affiliation (oikeiôsis), appropriate and perfect action, epistemology, and theology. The book discusses competing interpretations of Stoic cosmopolitanism, arguing that the ideal city of the early St ... More

Keywords: Stoics, political philosophy, virtue, ethics, oikeiôsis, Stoic theology, reason, wisdom, cosmopolitanism, common law, natural law

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Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195320091
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320091.001.0001


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Katja Maria Vogt, author
Columbia University
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