External goods from Socrates to the Stoics
Petruzella, Gerol Christopher
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It is of central concern to ancient Greek ethics to account adequately for the intuitive, yet problematic, claim that our achievement of [varepsilon]υδαιμoνια is subject to the influence of contingent circumstance and external goods. Although four major figures and schools of ancient Greek philosophy - Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and the Stoics - respond in substantially different ways to this issue, their shared eudaemonist assumptions nevertheless form a common basis for understanding them as representative of a coherent philosophical tradition.