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Hellenistic philosophy

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-A053-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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The Hellenistic schools dominated the Greco-Roman world from c.300 bc to the mid first century bc, making it an era of great philosophical brilliance. The principal doctrinal philosophies were Stoicism and Epicureanism, but this was also the age in which scepticism emerged as a philosophical movement. The central issues of debate were the nature and origin of the world, the means to attaining truth and the ethical goal.

Citing this article:
Sedley, David. Hellenistic philosophy, 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-A053-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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