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The Actor Analogy in Off. 1: A Platonic-Aristotelian Perspective for a Topic of Stoic Use

Iker Martínez Fernández    UNED Madrid, España    

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abstract

There has been much discussion about the origin of the actor analogy in Off. 1.107-115. Some scholars have considered that we are facing a theory of personality and even a proposal that would point towards the definition of a moral subject in Cicero’s work. Without discussing the Stoic origin of the analogy, this work argues that Cicero would take in De officiis a Stoic topic transforming it into a Platonic-Aristotelian sense. Thus, the interpretation according to which the first book of Cicero’s last philosophical work would have a profound academic and peripatetic influence is defended.

Published
June 30, 2021
Accepted
Dec. 8, 2020
Submitted
Oct. 6, 2020
Language
ES

Keywords: DutiesPersonaModelsActorCicero

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