Crítica, Revista Hispanoamericana de Filosofía, Volume 36, number 106, abril 2004
Bivalencia, fatalismo e inacción en Crisipo
[Bivalence, Fatalism and Inaction in Chrysippus]
Ricardo Salles
Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Abstract: In this paper I undertake an examination of Chrysippus' argument in Cicero's De Fato 20 for the view that everything has a cause, by discussing in what sense it is fatalist and whether the kind of fatalism it implies encourages idleness. A novel interpretation is offered of Chrysippus' refutation of the Idle Argument at Eusebius, Praep. ev. 6.8.28. In particular, I argue that for Chrysippus the connection between co-fated events is analytic: to determine which future events are co-fated with present ones, it is sufficient to analyse the concepts that are used to describe the former.
Keywords: stoicism, motivation, determinism

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