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dc.contributor.authorKomorowska, Joanna-
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-06T07:57:03Z-
dc.date.available2014-03-06T07:57:03Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationSymbolae Philologorum Posnaniensium, 2012, nr XXII/2, s. 33-48pl_PL
dc.identifier.isbn978-83-7654-139-6-
dc.identifier.issn0302-7384-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10593/10269-
dc.descriptionIt is argued that the Senecan concept of physics, indebted as it is to earlier Stoic writings, allows the Roman philosopher to think of the respective inquiry in terms of ultimate science, a lore that brings humans closer to the divine, but also possesses profound ethical consequences. The understanding of universal law becomes mandatory, but also sufficient for ethical progress, while the notion of cosmic balance is employed to reject the excess and lack of measure so characteristic of vice. Under the guise of discussing very particular physical questions, Seneca inquires into the eternal, immutable Law, thus indicating the way for human betterment and achievement of perfection.pl_PL
dc.description.abstractThe essay analyses the position of physics as defined in Seneca’s Naturales quaestiones: the lore of the universe, the theoretical serach for the ultimate cause, the serach for necessary truth. This intellectual, infiniti (at least where humans are concerned) quest appears not only as a fulfillment of the human duty, but results necessary for (and coextensive with) the acquisition of ethical stand so admired by the Stoics.pl_PL
dc.language.isoplpl_PL
dc.publisherWydawnictwo Poznańskiego Towarzystwa Przyjaciół Naukpl_PL
dc.subjectSenecapl_PL
dc.subjectStoicismpl_PL
dc.subjectphysicspl_PL
dc.subjectethicspl_PL
dc.subjectuniversal orderpl_PL
dc.subjectprovidencepl_PL
dc.subjecttheory of knowledgepl_PL
dc.subjectdivision of sciencespl_PL
dc.titleQuid est praecipuum? Status and uses of physics in the Naturales Quaestiones of Seneca the Younger.pl_PL
dc.typeArtykułpl_PL
dc.description.numberXXII/2pl_PL
dc.description.pageof33pl_PL
dc.description.pageto48pl_PL
dc.description.articlenumber3pl_PL
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