Seneca on logic, rhetoric, & dialectic
What place could logic play in a conception of philosophy as spiritual direction, such as Ilsetraut Hadot assigns to Seneca?
We saw in the last entry how Seneca’s official position on the parts of philosophy is definitively orthodox — Stoically speaking. He assigns to logic its place as one of the three interconnected parts of philosophy. Moreover, Hadot notes that he subdivides it, “faithful to the Zenonian model, into the two parts of rhetoric and dialectic” (Letters 89, 17).