Cicero on The Paradox of Virtue
Ryan presents the first of six readings of Cicero's Stoic Paradoxes. Cicero was considered Rome’s greatest politician, and he has survived as one of history’s most enduring chroniclers of Stoic philosophy and the Stoics themselves. As Ryan explains in Lives of the Stoics, these paradoxes are designed to question commonly held beliefs in order to promote reflection and discussion. In that spirit, the first paradox sees Cicero examine the idea that “virtue is the only good.”
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I thought I'd dip into the Daily Stoic this morning. I was unlucky. I was trying to work out if Cicero was being voiced by an e -reader or whether you had directed the actor to be as monotonic as he could manage. On that score he did very well. On the plus side, I will follow up on Cicero and the Stoic paradoxes. Thank you.