Ps.-Plutarch, On Fate

Plutarch, bust from the museum of Delphi.

Again, a text by Plutarch‘s Moralia to announce. Well, to be honest, it’s a text from the Plutarchan corpus, but it’s actually written by a Platonist, who tries to construct a theory of fate compatible with providence in god and free will in man. His view is opposed to the Stoic view that “everything conforms to fate”; a  polemic against Stoicism is implicit in the treatise, but in several respects the argument reveals the influence of Stoic doctrines.

You can find the English translation of On Fate here while the Greek text is available here.

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