NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ900769
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0305-4985
Philosophy and Education in Stoicism of the Roman Imperial Era
Reydams-Schils, G.
Oxford Review of Education, v36 n5 p561-574 Oct 2010
The Stoics of the Roman Imperial period share the imperative that education should not focus on erudition for its own sake, but contribute to the pursuit of the good life as they define it in philosophical terms. Hence these later Stoics express similar concerns about the technical and theoretical aspects of philosophy as they do about pre-philosophical education. Such a stance, however, does not imply ignorance or a deliberate rejection of the technical knowledge established by earlier Stoics, but rather a conscious choice of a certain mode of discourse, which cannot be reduced to popular moralising. (Contains 8 notes.)
Routledge. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A