What is it about?

I am discussing and reflecting how Christina Kreuzwieser analyzes Seneca's concept of nature in his prose writings.

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Why is it important?

Christina Kreuzwieser is the first scholar who worked out that the individual human nature plays a decisive role in Seneca's ethics. I give a summary and bring together the main points.


Writing the review helped me to understand better what Seneca's concept of nature is like. I hope that, by giving such a contribution, more people will get interested in his philosophy. Of course, he is not as analytical as many other philosophers in antiquity. But that does not mean that he has no interesting philosophical thoughts that we should be more aware of.

Stefan Röttig
Julius-Maximilians-Universitat Wurzburg

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This page is a summary of: Christina Kreuzwieser, Der Begriff ‚natura‘ und seine ethische Relevanz in Senecas Prosaschriften, Bochumer Philosophisches Jahrbuch für Antike und Mittelalter, December 2018, John Benjamins,
DOI: 10.1075/bpjam.00032.rot.
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