Stoicism and Skepticism: when Seneca mentions Cicero — Part II

[image: Seneca (left) and Cicero (right); this is essay #328 in the Philosophy as a Way of Life series]

Cicero and Seneca are two of the giants of Ancient Roman philosophy, the first one an exponent of the New Academy, the second one a Stoic. Both, however, where to some extent eclectic, prone to think in their own terms, not just slavishly following their predecessors. So Cicero, despite his Skepticism, was very sympathetic to Stoic philosophy. And Seneca often borrowed from…