Introduction: Stoicism in Modern German Philosophy

Kurt W Lampe, Andrew Benjamin

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Though this chapter is co-authored, I was responsible for eight of its nine sections. Rather than foreshadowing the chapters to come in this edited volume, I have attempted to synthesize and supplement them in order to present an initial picture of the significance of Stoicism for German philosophy roughly since the late 19th century. With the exception of Friedrich Nietzsche, this vast field of Stoic reception has received almost no attention before. Particularly noteworthy elements in this chapter include sections on the relationship between German specialist scholarship since the 1850s and German philosophy and a long section on Karl Löwith.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGerman Stoicisms: From Hegel to Sloterdijk
PublisherBloomsbury Academic
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020
EventStoicism and German Philosophy: from Dilthey to Sloterdijk - University of Miami, Miami, United States
Duration: 18 Aug 201620 Aug 2016


ConferenceStoicism and German Philosophy: from Dilthey to Sloterdijk
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • continental philosophy
  • Max Pohlenz
  • Hegel
  • Stoicism
  • German philosophy
  • Karl Löwith


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