Book Name: Archetypes of Wisdom: An Introduction to Philosophy. 8th ed. 2013. by Soccio, Douglas J
Kindly read chapters 7 & 8, then answer the below questions:
CHAPTER 7 : THE STOICS: EPICTETS AND MARCUS AURELIUS
Chapter 7 questions:
1. How are the Logos and fate related in Stoicism?
2. Identify and discuss possible problems with the
Stoic notion of fate.
3. Stoicism was quickly absorbed into Christianity. Identify and comment on any similarities you are aware of.
4. What is the disinterested rational will, and why is it important to Stoic doctrine?
5. What do the Stoics think falls under our control? What do the Stoics think does not fall under our control? Do you agree? Why or why not?
6. Discuss the difference between avoidable and unavoidable suffering. How can we tell which is which? Why does it matter?
7. Explain the Stoic attitude toward relationships. How does it di er from today’s attitudes? What do you see as important strengths and weaknesses of each perspective?
8. What does Seneca mean when he says “I account you unfortunate because you have never been unfortunate”? How do the Stoics interpret suffering? What do you think of this view?
9. What do you think of James Stockdale’s claim that a good philosophical education is highly practical? Give his position and then comment on it.
CHAPTER 8: THE SCHOLAR: THOMAS AQUINAS
Chapter 8 questions:
1. Compare and contrast the classical worldview with the medieval.
2. What basic conditions led to the development of Christian philosophy? Where did the need for interpretation come from?
3. Was/is belief in God merely a fascination, or even a “shot in the dark?” Explain.
I have attached chapters 7 & 8 for your reference.
These questions must be answered correctly within 24 hours from now.