Stoicism

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Stoicism Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • an indifference to pleasure or pain
  • (philosophy) the philosophical system of the Stoics following the teachings of the ancient Greek philosopher Zeno

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • an indifference to pleasure or pain ,
  • (philosophy) the philosophical system of the Stoics following the teachings of the ancient Greek philosopher Zeno

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Stoicism Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Stoicism was a school of Hellenistic philosophy and was founded in Athens by Zeno of Citium in the early third century BC. It concerns the active relationship between cosmic determinism and human freedom, and the belief that it is virtuous to maintain a will (called prohairesis) that is in accord with nature.

Stoic doctrine was popular in Greece and the Roman Empire from its founding until all the schools of philosophy were ordered closed in 529 AD by the Emperor Justinian I, who perceived their pagan character to be at odds with his Christian faith.



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  • James Milner believes he suffers for not sulking, and claims more mouthy teammates find their way into the team ahead ...
    James Milner fears he may have become a victim of his own stoicism after spending more time than he would like on the fringes for both club and country. Read more on this news related to 'Stoicism'
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    There's nothing hidden about Griffin Oakes. No quirky superstitions or rituals, a staple among kickers. Just confidence and stoicism. Read more on this news related to 'Stoicism'
  • 14. Anna Bligh: Team Brisbane
    At the peak of the 2011 Queensland floods, then-premier Anna Bligh became the face of the disaster, with her stoicism earning praise from all quarters – including her political rivals – and cementing her personal popularity in the state. Read more on this news related to 'Stoicism'

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