Thursday, April 11, 2013
Cosmos: The Terminology of Stoicism
In The Essential Marcus Aurelius by Jacob Needleman and John P. Piazza, the term "cosmos" (kosmos) as frequently referenced by Marcus Aurelius is "also translated as 'universe,' this word refers not only to the spatial magnitude but also to the beauty and order of the entire universe. Marcus Aurelius sometimes used the word 'Whole' (holos) as a synonym. The beauty and order of the cosmos come from the REASON or order (logos) which governs it."