Continental Stoicisms: The Meanings and Values of Greco-Roman Stoicism in European Philosophy Today

  • Shearin, Wilson (Collaborator)
  • Sholtz, Janae (Researcher)
  • Benjamin, Andrew (Researcher)
  • Hayes, Josh (Researcher)
  • Bénatouïl, Thomas (Researcher)
  • Lampe, Kurt W (Principal Investigator)

Project Details

Description

This project aimed to bring together researchers from multiple disciplines and countries in order to map continental receptions of Stoicism and critically assess their philosophical significance, both for the study of the ancient world and for philosophy in the twenty-first century. With the exception of a few big names (especially Friedrich Nietzsche, Gilles Deleuze, and Michel Foucault), this was largely uncharted intellectual territory. Erudite and creative re-readings of Stoicism by thinkers such as Jean-Paul Sartre, Julia Kristeva, Hans Blumenberg, Hans Jonas, and Peter Sloterdijk have been mostly unknown to students of ancient Greek and Roman thought. Meanwhile, students of these contemporary philosophies had a limited grasp of the intricacies of Stoicism. We discovered particularly noteworthy developments in the areas of metaphysics, philosophy of language, and the ethics of freedom and subjectivity.

Layman's description

his project aimed to bring together researchers from multiple disciplines and countries in order to map continental receptions of Stoicism and critically assess their philosophical significance, both for the study of the ancient world and for philosophy in the twenty-first century.

Key findings

We discovered particularly noteworthy developments in the areas of metaphysics, philosophy of language, and the ethics of freedom and subjectivity.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/01/1631/12/16

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  • Research Output

    • 4 Chapter in a book
    • 2 Edited book
    • 2 Article (Academic Journal)
    • 1 Book/Film/Article review (Academic Journal)

    French and Italian Stoicisms: From Sartre to Agamben

    Lampe, K. & Sholtz, J. (ed.), 2020, (Accepted/In press) London: Bloomsbury Academic. 236 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportEdited book

  • German Stoicisms: From Hegel to Sloterdijk

    Lampe, K. & Benjamin, A. (ed.), 2020, (Accepted/In press) Bloomsbury Academic.

    Research output: Book/ReportEdited book

  • Hans Blumenberg and the Anthropology of Stoicism

    Lampe, K., 2020, (Accepted/In press) German Stoicisms: From Hegel to Sloterdijk. Lampe, K. & Benjamin, A. (eds.). Bloomsbury Academic

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

  • Activities

    • 2 Participation in conference
    • 2 Public talk, debate, discussion
    • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

    Sexual Desire in Musonius Rufus

    Kurt W Lampe (Speaker)

    12 Apr 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Philo of Alexandria's Helleno-Jewish Philosophy

    Kurt W Lampe (Speaker)

    10 Jun 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic talk, debate, discussion

    Stoicism and German Philosophy: from Dilthey to Sloterdijk

    Kurt W Lampe (Organiser)

    18 Aug 201620 Aug 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference