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1. Concept and origins

Neo-Stoicism was the early modern revival of the philosophy of the Stoa, one of the leading ancient schools of philosophy (3rd century BCE – 2nd century CE). Stoic ideas had remained current throughout the ages, in the Middle Ages chiefly through the influence of the Church Father Augustine and the writings of Cicero and Seneca, but Neo-Stoicism in the strict sense applies only to the emphatic reco…

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Newmark, Catherine, “Neo-Stoicism”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 24 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_024760>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200128

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