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Naturalismo e cosmopolitismo nell’Antichità

Epicureismo vs stoicismo

Pierre-Marie Morel    Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France    



Cosmopolitanism in Antiquity is especially promoted by the cynics and by the stoics. The Epicurean Garden seems to adopt a very different view, according to which justice and laws depend on what is useful for a given political community at a given time. However, the epicurean Diogenes of Oinoanda (fr. 30 Smith) endorses a sort of cosmopolitanism, which contrasts, at first sight, with the traditional contractualism of his school. Nevertheless, in this paper it is argued that Diogenes’ cosmopolitanism could hardly be seen as a concession to other schools and that it is consistent with the main principles of Epicurus’ political doctrine.

keywords: Citizen of the world. Cosmopolitanism. Diogenes of Oinoanda. Epicureanism. Justice. Laws. Political philosophy. Stoicism.

Language: it

Submitted: Feb. 5, 2019
Accepted: March 11, 2019
Published: July 27, 2019
permalink: http://doi.org/10.30687/978-88-6969-325-0/004

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