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Daniel Doyle reconstructs the moral foundation in Stoicism in a new degree scroll of the collection 'Reason and Normativity'.

This is the tenth volume of this series of the prestigious publishing house OLMS, promoted by the project 'Natural Law and Rationality internship' of the ICS of the University of Navarra.

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17/10/14 10:54 Isabel Solana

Daniel Doyle, researcher of project 'Natural Law and Rationality internship' from Institute for Culture and Society (ICS), undertakes in his new book a critical analysis of the Stoic theory of oikeiosis, offering a systematic reconstruction of the natural basis of morality in this philosophical school. The volume, graduate The Stoic Doctrine of Oikeiosis. A Systematic Reconstruction of the Grounding of Morality in Stoicism, is the tenth volume in the Reason and Normativity' collection promoted by project of research center at Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Navarra.

 "What is striking about this theory is the fact that, despite the fact that it is guided by the notion of self-preservation, the Stoics did not develop an ethic of survival or assume any other variant of the usual ethical egoism, but developed a model of ethics replete with social content, which acquires a universal and cosmopolitan character," the author states in the introduction.

Classical sources and contemporary scholars

Through a detailed study of the classical sources and maintaining a dialogue with the most prominent contemporary scholars in the field of Stoic studies, Daniel Doyle collects the different stages of the process of modulation of natural impulses that occur in human beings with the emergence of reason and also explains in what sense the attainment of virtue is for a Stoic equivalent to "a life in consonance with nature".


The book responds to the publication of the doctoral thesis of Daniel Doyle, who received the award Extraordinary of doctorate of the School of Philosophy and Letters for the 2012-2013 academic year. It was directed by Alejandro G. Vigo, professor of department of Philosophy of the University of Navarra and researcher main project 'Natural law and rationality internship'.

 Reason and Normativity' is a series of OLMS, an international academic prestige house publishing house that distributes in Germany, Switzerland, USA and France. The collection is edited by Ana Marta González, senior researcher at project 'Emotional culture and identity', and by Alejandro G. Vigo.