The Stoic Theory of Implanted Preconceptions

The Stoic Theory of Implanted Preconceptions © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2004 Phronesis XLIX/4 Also available online – www.brill.nl Accepted March 2004 * The basic argument of this paper was fi rst presented in Matt Jackson-McCabe, Logos and Law in the Letter of James (NovTSup 100, Leiden: Brill, 2001) 43-73. The present version would not have been developed without a generous grant from the Niagara University Research Council, for which I am most grateful. 1 St. Rep . 1041E: tÚn per‹ égay«n ka‹ kak«n lÒgon , ˘n aÈtÚw efisãgei ka‹ dokimãzei , sumfvnÒtaton e‰na¤ fhsi t“ b¤ƒ ka‹ mãlista t«n §mfÊtvn ëptesyai prolÆcevn . 2 See, e.g., Josiah B. Gould, The Philosophy of Chrysippus (Albany: SUNY Press, 1970) 161-98. The Stoic Theory of Implanted Preconceptions* MATT JACKSON - MCCABE A BSTRACT A number of late Stoic sources describe either ethical concepts or a supposed universal belief in gods as being innate in the human animal. Though Chrysippus himself is known to have spoken of “implanted preconceptions” ( ¶mfutoi prolÆceiw ) of good and bad, scholars have typically argued that the notion of innate concepts of any kind would have been entirely incompatible with his the- ory of knowledge. Both Epictetus’ notion of innate concepts http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Phronesis Brill

The Stoic Theory of Implanted Preconceptions

Phronesis , Volume 49 (4): 323 – Jan 1, 2004

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© 2004 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2004 Phronesis XLIX/4 Also available online – www.brill.nl Accepted March 2004 * The basic argument of this paper was fi rst presented in Matt Jackson-McCabe, Logos and Law in the Letter of James (NovTSup 100, Leiden: Brill, 2001) 43-73. The present version would not have been developed without a generous grant from the Niagara University Research Council, for which I am most grateful. 1 St. Rep . 1041E: tÚn per‹ égay«n ka‹ kak«n lÒgon , ˘n aÈtÚw efisãgei ka‹ dokimãzei , sumfvnÒtaton e‰na¤ fhsi t“ b¤ƒ ka‹ mãlista t«n §mfÊtvn ëptesyai prolÆcevn . 2 See, e.g., Josiah B. Gould, The Philosophy of Chrysippus (Albany: SUNY Press, 1970) 161-98. The Stoic Theory of Implanted Preconceptions* MATT JACKSON - MCCABE A BSTRACT A number of late Stoic sources describe either ethical concepts or a supposed universal belief in gods as being innate in the human animal. Though Chrysippus himself is known to have spoken of “implanted preconceptions” ( ¶mfutoi prolÆceiw ) of good and bad, scholars have typically argued that the notion of innate concepts of any kind would have been entirely incompatible with his the- ory of knowledge. Both Epictetus’ notion of innate concepts

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