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Encyclopedia > Epistulae morales ad Lucilium

The Epistulae morales ad Lucilium is a bundle of letters which were written by Seneca the Younger. These letters all start with the phrase "Seneca suo Lucilio salutem" (Seneca greets his Lucilius) and end with the word "Vale" (Farewell). In these letters, Seneca gives Lucilius tips on how to become a more devoted Stoicist. If Lucilius really did exist is unknown. Seneca the Younger Lucius Annaeus Seneca (often known simply as Seneca, or Seneca the Younger) (ca. ... Stoicism is a school of philosophy founded (308 BCE) in Athens by Zeno of Citium (Cyprus). ...


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Cosmopolitanism (7358 words)
Moral cosmopolitans regarded all humans as ‘brothers’ (though with obvious gender bias) -- an analogy with which they aimed to indicate the fundamental equality of rank of all humans, which precluded slavery, colonial exploitation, feudal hierarchy, and tutelage of various sorts.
Third, moral philosophers and moralists in the wake of eighteenth-century cosmopolitanisms have insisted that we human beings have a duty to aid fellow humans in need, regardless of their citizenship status.
Cosmopolitan duty is not restricted to duties of beneficence and also requires justice and respect, and cosmopolitan morality has often been invoked as a motivation to oppose slavery and apartheid, and to defend the emancipation of women, or, in the utilitarian tradition, to demand better treatment of animals.
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