Talk:Zeno of Citium
Quote or summery by the other guy?
The second item reads:
The end may be defined as life in accordance with nature or, in other words, in accordance with our own human nature as well as that of the universe. As quoted by Diogenes Laërtius, in Lives of Eminent Philosophers: 'Zeno', 7.87. The "end" here means “the goal of life.”
I consulted Diogenes Laertius on Loeb (loebclassics.com) and found the exact phrase in the book. Fine. But in the context it is dubious if we can call it a quote from Zeno of Citium. It reads:
This is why Zeno was the first (in his treatise On the Nature of Man) to designate as the end “life in agreement with nature” (or living agreeably to nature), (...) Again, living virtuously is equivalent to living in accordance with experience of the actual course of nature, as Chrysippus says in the first book of his De finibus; for our individual natures are parts of the nature of the whole universe. And this is why the end may be defined as life in accordance with nature, or, in other words, in accordance with our own human nature as well as that of the universe (...)
Diogenes Laertius. Lives of Eminent Philosophers. DOI:10.4159/DLCL.diogenes_laertius-lives_eminent_philosophers_book_vii_chapter_1_zeno.1925. Retrieved on 06:41, 13 November 2015 (UTC). – via digital Loeb Classical Library (subscription required)
Are we better to move this "quote" from quotes section of his own to "On Zeno" or, if more appropriate, other sections like disputed or whatsoever? Also, the location should be 7.1.87, not 7.87.--Aphaia (talk) 06:41, 13 November 2015 (UTC)