Dioscorides (Stoic)

Dioscorides (Greek: Διοσκορίδης, fl. 225 BC), sometimes known as Dioscurides, was a Stoic philosopher, the father of Zeno of Tarsus and a pupil of Chrysippus. All other information has been lost.

Another Dioscorides is mentioned by Diogenes Laërtius. This philosopher was a Pyrrhonist, and was a student of Timon of Phlius.[1]

DedicationEdit

Chrysippus dedicated the following works to Dioscorides:

  • Four books on Probable Conjunctive Reasons[2]
  • Five books on the Art of Reasoning and of Modes[3]
  • A solution, according to the principles of the ancients, of the law of non-contradiction[4]
  • Five volumes of Dialectic Arguments, with no solution[5]
  • Two books on Probable Arguments bearing on Definitions[6]
  • An essay on Rhetoric, spanning four books[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Diogenes Laertius: Life of Timon, from Lives of the Philosophers, translated by C.D. Yonge". Archived from the original on 2017-04-26. Retrieved 2017-05-10.
  2. ^ The Lives of the Philosophers by Diogenes Laertius. Book: Lives of Stoic Philosophers, Section 190
  3. ^ The Lives of the Philosophers by Diogenes Laertius. Book: Lives of Stoic Philosophers, Section 193
  4. ^ The Lives of the Philosophers by Diogenes Laertius. Book: Lives of Stoic Philosophers, Section 197
  5. ^ The Lives of the Philosophers by Diogenes Laertius. Book: Lives of Stoic Philosophers, Section 198
  6. ^ The Lives of the Philosophers by Diogenes Laertius. Book: Lives of Stoic Philosophers, Section 200
  7. ^ The Lives of the Philosophers by Diogenes Laertius. Book: Lives of Stoic Philosophers, Section 202