Percepción Moral y Conocimiento Práctico en el Estoicismo


  • Christian Pineda Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas



Estoicos, ética estoica, representaciones mentales, filosofia de la accion


In a paper published in 1998, Ricardo Salles argues that the Stoic theory of action cannot account for practical knowledge, i.e., knowledge about what action is appropriate to be carried out in certain circumstances. The aim of this paper is to propose a solution to this problem. For this aim, I argue that the Stoics developed a perceptual theory of moral knowledge. According to this theory, the moral properties instantiated in objects, people, and actions are known through perception. After explaining this theory, I argue that it allows us to show that the Stoics deemed perception as a source of practical knowledge.


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Author Biography

Christian Pineda, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas

Postdoctoral Researcher.


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How to Cite

Pineda, C. (2023). Percepción Moral y Conocimiento Práctico en el Estoicismo. Journal of Ancient Philosophy, 17(1), 121-138.