How to Feel at Home in the World

Stoicism, Oikeiôsis, and Cosmopolitanism

Hierocles’ circles

One of the fundamental principle of Stoicism is cosmopolitanism: humanity is one big city of beings capable of reason, in virtue of which we should treat everyone justly, i.e., with fairness and respect. This principle of action is derived from what the Stoics thought is a natural principle, which was incorporated into stoic philosophy from…

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