PHIL 1301 - Lesson 4 Reflection

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Kieshana Joan Miles Dr. Marcos Arandia Philosophy 1301 14 July 2015 Lesson 4 Reflection: Post Reading Reflection Questions CHAPTER 7 1. Explain the role hedonistic thinking played in the origins of Stoicism. As explained in the text, Stoicism is one of the earlies and most persistent, theories of happiness Stoicism is a refutation (CH. 7, PG. 188). Hedonistic thinking requires one to think about what is to cause them to be happy or in other words, seek happiness and in the later avoid that which does not give them happiness, also known as pain. As stoic’s believed, it is thy self that chooses whether to seek contentment in their daily life, thus giving pleasure to their existing, and circumvent thoughts or actions that don’t aid to their pleasure. 2. How did Cynicism influence Stoicism? Be specific. Based on my readings I would say that Cynic’s stood in opposition to the goals of hedonistic thinking, meaning that while Hedonistic thinking encouraged those to seek pleasure and happiness and avoid which gives them displeasure, Cynic’s looked down upon materialistic items and saw those that sought pleasure in materialistic items or wealth were truly weak in nature. As if to say by a man wanting to see happiness and self-contentment was truly a projection of the little value they saw in their life without objects, people, and praise which made them feel pleasure or powerful. 3. What is the relationship of Socrates to Cynicism and Stoicism? While the views of his two students, Plato and Aristotle had views in which the Cynics did not wholesomely agree Socrates, in a way, was a foundation in which cynicism founded ideas. Since
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