Stoic cosmopolitanism and Zeno's republic

Sellars, J. (2007) Stoic cosmopolitanism and Zeno's republic. History of Political Thought, 28 (1). pp. 1-29. ISSN 0143-781X

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Abstract

Modern accounts of Stoic politics have attributed to Zeno the ideal of an isolated community of sages and to later Stoics such as Seneca a cosmopolitan utopia transcending all traditional States. By returning to the Cynic background to both Zeno's Republic and the Cosmopolitan tradition, this paper argues that the distance between the two is not as great as is often supposed. This account, it is argued, is more plausible than trying to offer a developmental explanation of the supposed transformation in Stoic political thought from isolated community to cosmopolitan utopia.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:stoic, cosmopolitanism, Zeno
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education > Department of Arts and Cultural Industries
ID Code:6528
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