Zeno of Citium


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Zeno of Citium

(zē`nō, sĭsh`ēəm), c.334–c.262 B.C., Greek philosopher, founder of StoicismStoicism
, school of philosophy founded by Zeno of Citium (in Cyprus) c.300 B.C. The first Stoics were so called because they met in the Stoa Poecile [Gr.,=painted porch], at Athens, a colonnade near the Agora, to hear their master Zeno lecture.
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. He left Cyprus and went to Athens, where he studied under the Cynics, whose teachings left an important impression on his own thought. Although his works have not survived, it is known that Zeno divided philosophy into logic, physics, and ethics, and taught that the first two must serve the last. He attempted to base his stern ethical system on the metaphysical and scientific teachings of Heraclitus, Aristotle, and others, and to forge from these elements a consistent philosophy. Zeno taught in Athens at the Stoa Poecile [Gr.,=painted porch]; his followers therefore came to be known as "Stoics," and his school as "the Porch."

Zeno of Citium

?336--?264 bc, Greek philosopher, who founded the Stoic school in Athens
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The evidence is frustratingly scanty, but it seems that Xenocrates and Polemo, respectively the second and third heads of the Academy after Plato, played a crucial role in passing this reading on to Zeno of Citium, the founder of the Stoa.
He argues that my reconstruction makes better sense of how Diogenes' argument emerged as a response to an attack on an earlier Stoic argument presented by Zeno of Citium. Diogenes' argument as reconstructed here is an example of a modal ontological argument that makes use of the concept of being of such a nature as to exist.
Aratus of Soli, born about 315 BC, became a student of Zeno of Citium, the founder of the Stoic school of philosophy.
It proposes a comprehensive interpretation of the first text (A.I), defends the attribution of its content to Zeno of Citium (A.II), interprets the Stoic definitions of space, place and void to be found in the other sources (B.I), and again vindicates the attribution of the core definitions to Zeno (B.II).