The environmental battle hymn of the Stoic God

Kai Whiting*, Aldo Dinucci, Edward Simpson, Leonidas Konstantakos

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Abstract

In Stoic theology, the universe constitutes a living organism. Humankind has often had a detrimental impact on planetary health. We propose that the Stoic call to live according to Nature, where God and Nature are one and the same, provides a philosophical basis for re-addressing environmental degradation. We discuss the value of the logocentric framework and aligning oneself with Divine will and natural law (as stated by reason) in order that living beings can thrive.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-68
Number of pages18
JournalSymposion
Volume9
Issue number1
Early online date30 May 2022
Publication statusPublished - 30 May 2022

Keywords

  • Environmental ethics
  • God
  • Stoic theology
  • Stoicism

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