Cleanthes


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Cleanthes

(klēăn`thēz), 3d cent. B.C., Greek philosopher, head of the Stoic school following Zeno.
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76); Cleanthes and Chrysippus disagreed about the location of god's mind (DL 7.
As third-century BC philosopher Cleanthes argued, corporeality represents the keystone of universal interaction (sympatheia) both inside individual bodies, where soul and flesh touch on one another by virtue of their shared materiality, and among separate somatic entities (272).
founded by the fourth century BCE by the Greek thinker Zeno of Citium and systematized by his successors Cleanthes and Chrysippus in the third
Philo, the hardlined skeptic, relates to Cleanthes, the more cautious skeptic, the Brahmin theory that the "world arose from an infinite spider, who spun this whole complicated mass from his bowels, and annihilates afterwards the whole or any part of it, by absorbing it again and resolving it into his own essence.
The first instance is the most extensive; Cleanthes uses it to attack the (very Humean) distinction between provable common life and distant speculations:
Andonovic and Tihomir Dordevic, considered them to be originally Serbs, while the Greeks like Cleanthes Nicolaides called them Greeks.
But while Stoics such as Zeno, Chrysippus, and Cleanthes established the fundamental principles of physics, none of them claimed to be wise.
60) From the start but particularly since Cleanthes, Stoicism had displayed theistic tendencies, giving exceptional status to the supreme divinity who is simultaneously nature, reason, cause and mind.
And it is telling that in Laertius' list of the writings of Cleanthes there is a treatise entitled Virtue is the same for men and women.
Set against greedy Simonides, young Cleanthes grieves his father's approaching demise and hatches a plan with his dutiful wife Hippolita to fake Leonides's death and hide him in a bucolic hunting lodge.
Although they are 'more probable' than the 'Orthodoxy' of Demea, the views of Cleanthes 'approach still nearer to the truth' (see pp.
The deist, Cleanthes, on the other hand, maintains that the ordered and harmonious design of the world enables us to infer an anthropomorphic creator.