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T H E S T O I C S : E T H I C SGREEK PHILOSOPHY 2 | CLASS 18: FEB 23, 2015DR. MICHAEL GRIFFIN CLASSICS & PHILOSOPHY SOCRATES.ARTS.UBC.CA/212
M I D T E R M F E E D B A C K E X E R C I S E•With the support of the AMS and CTLT, we’re experimenting with “midterm feedback” on this course. •We’d be grateful for your time visiting the following link: the form shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes! •is.gd/greekphil22014
P H I L S A T O M O R R O W•Cross-cultural philosophy •12.30pm-2pm Tuesday •HA 345
APPLICATION FORMSand full details about the project available in BUCH C 227– or on line athEp://cnrs.ubc.ca/researchIresources/and then choose‘Archaeological Field School in Sicily – 2015’ [and click on ‘ExcavaVons in Sicily 2015’]2015’]ApplicaVons invited NOW!YOUR CHANCE TO MAKE HISTORY – by yourself!COME AND HELP DIG UP A ROMAN VILLA IN THE HEART OF BEAUTIFUL SICILY –MAY 11TH – JUNE 6TH 2015MOSAIC PAVEMENT AT GERACE,c.AD 370GRANARY FLOOR,c.AD 325/50HAPPY DIGGERS FROM UBC!TILEGSTAMP OF PHILIPPIANUSPHILIPPIANUS AGAIN – Gerace’s owner!!DISCOVERY!DAY 2, 2013VISIT OTHER SITES!GERACE 2013Enrolment in CNRS 335 or 535 an opVon open to allCATTLEBONES INTHEKITCHEN!Excava'ons in Sicily 2015: the Gerace project
Physics (cont’d)(The land & trees)What is there, really?
PhysicsThe role of physics in the Stoic way of life What is there, really? Fate and possibility What are we? The Stoic Philosophy of mind.
Fate and possibilityHippolytus Philosoph. 21 [p. 189]. [Zeno and Chrysippus] support the claim that everything happens by fate (heimarmenē) by using this example. It is as though a dog is tied behind a cart. If he wants to follow, he is both dragged and follows, exercising his autonomy in conjunction with necessity. But if he does not wish to follow, he will nevertheless be forced to. The same thing happens in the case of men. This applies to consequences. Consider the link to Stoic logic: if "if p then q" is true, and p, we cannot resist the obtaining of q. We may join nature through our own reason (logos), or be dragged.
Fate and possibilityBut it is not a fatalistic view, as there is still freedom and contingency. Diogenianus in Euseb. Prep. Ev. 6.8 [p. 190]. … Chryisippus… says that it is obvious that many things happen by our own initiative, but nonetheless these are co-fatedwith the administration of the cosmos…. the non-destruction of one's coat, he says, is not "fated" simply, but co-fated with its being taken care of, and someone's being saved from his enemies is co-fated with his fleeing those enemies; and having children is co-fated with being willing to lie with a woman. [Compare the Oracle's prophecy to Laius in Sophocles, Oedipus the King.]