Ideas from 'talk' by Zeno (Citium) [294 BCE], by Theme Structure

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1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 1. Philosophy
When shown seven versions of the mowing argument, he paid twice the asking price for them
                        Full Idea: When shown seven species of dialectic in the mowing argument, he asked the price, and when told 'a hundred drachmas', he gave two hundred, so devoted was he to learning.
                        From: report of Zeno (Citium) (talk [c.294 BCE]) by Diogenes Laertius - Lives of Eminent Philosophers 07.Ze.20
                        A reaction: Wonderful. I have a watertight proof that pleasure is not the good, which I will auction on the internet.
11. Knowledge Aims / A. Knowledge / 1. Knowledge
Perception an open hand, a fist is 'grasping', and holding that fist is knowledge
                        Full Idea: Zeno said perceptions starts like an open hand; then the assent by our governing-principle is partly closing the hand; then full 'grasping' is like making a fist; and finally knowledge is grasping the fist with the other hand.
                        From: report of Zeno (Citium) (talk [c.294 BCE]) by A.A. Long - Hellenistic Philosophy 4.3.1
                        A reaction: [In Cicero, Acad 2.145] It sounds as if full knowledge requires meta-cognition - knowing that you know.
16. Persons / F. Free Will / 6. Determinism / a. Determinism
When a slave said 'It was fated that I should steal', Zeno replied 'Yes, and that you should be beaten'
                        Full Idea: When a slave who was being beaten for theft said, 'It was fated that I should steal', Zeno replied, 'Yes, and that you should be beaten.'
                        From: report of Zeno (Citium) (talk [c.294 BCE]) by Diogenes Laertius - Lives of Eminent Philosophers 07.Ze.19