Lecture Twentieth The Transition From Stoicism To Neoplatonism

Negative Effect of Stoicism—Its Influence upon Roman Law— Its Religious Effect—Similarity in the Spirit of Later Judaism—The Subjective Tendency in both—The Civitas Deorum et ffominum and the Messianic Kingdom—Subjective Religion—The Soul and God—The Stoic Self-confidence and its Transition to Self-despair—The Mediation of this Change by Scepticism—The Self-contradiction of Scepticism —The Regress upon the Unity beyond the Difference of Subject and Object—The Abstract Form of this Unity in Neo-Platonism—Pessimism of the Pre-Christian Era—Rise of the Idea of Mediation—The Logos—Confluence of Greek and Jewish Thought, 162-183

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