`Review from previous edition This is a work of magnificent scope and superb execution... Suzanne Bobzien brings to her huge exegetical agenda an exceptional combination of clarity, independence of mind, knowledge of the sources, skill and judgement in using them, and logical expertise. As
well as teaching us a great deal about Stoicism, this book is an education in how to deal with ancient philosophical texts ... Suzanne Bobzien has given us a marvellous aid for understanding and appreciating the Stoic doctrine of fate.'
Sarah Broadie, Mind,
`This is an awe-inspiring work...It is extraordinarily ambitious. It aims to recover and understand, so far as the sources allow, the entire early Stoic theory of fate, causal determinism, and responsibility. It achieves this ambition while at the same time showing how immensely more difficult
the task is that anyone had appreciated before...It will most certainly be the first work that everybody interested has to get to grips with. They will have to start here both because the book is a model of scholarly method and because it is an outstanding example of lucid philosophical thinking in
an area where clear thought is extremely difficult.'
Myles Burnyeat, All Souls College, Oxford
About the Author
Susanne Bobzien is Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at The Queen's College, Oxford.