In my opinion, “High Noon” is a very good example of a Stoic film and it supports the Stoic philosophy in many different ways. In general, the movie’s main character, Marshal Will Kane, played by Gary Cooper, is a prime example of philosophies talked about in the Stoic belief. Amy Kane, his new wife, played by Grace Kelly, is also a good example of Stoicism, as are many of the events that take place in the movie. In this essay I will exam different aspects of the movie and its characters that define Stoicism. The Stoic philosophy says that things do not occur for no reason, everything that happens ahs a purpose and everything that happens is also associated with the Logos, or God. Anything that happens, whether it is bad or good, is all a part of God’s plan. This is shown in the movie numerous times. One example of this philosophy happens right after Kane and Amy are married, Kane learns that a man he put in jail, Frank Miller, is returning to town and in fact wants to kill him. Kane is set to leave town with his new wife who is a Quaker and does not believe in violence, but ends up turning around and going back to town because he is convinced Miller will just come after him. Amy does not want this to happen and says she will leave. In the end Amy stays and actually kills one of Miller’s friends, Jim Pierce, to defend her husband. According to Stoic Philosophy this all happened for a reason. Kane returned to his town to help keep it a safe place. And even though Amy does not believe in violence, she actually returns and kills a man to protect her husband. If it were not for Amy leaving her beliefs behind she would have lost her husband just as she lost her brother and father, to gunfire. Another Stoic philosophy shown in the film “High Noon” is that philosophy saying that everything has a price. Just as a student who does well in class has to forego many good times with their friends, they make up for it with the satisfaction of receiving good grades. Kane
Which philosophy would you use as a guide for living?
“To look at the world through an emotional perspective is to look at the world in error.” After learning the many different philosophies I can truly say that Stoicism made the most sense to me. If I had to choose one specific philosophy as a guide for living, Stoicism would be the one. The amount of past experiences where I can blame emotions for getting in the way of the right decision, or emotions stopping me from doing a certain task are….
Roman Stoic Philosophy
What is Stoic Philosophy? Stoic Philosophy is the school of philosophy founded by Zeno, who asserted that men should be free from passion. Roman Stoic Philosophy was a big part of the roman everyday life. Some major parts of Stoic Philosophy are how it started, the ethics, what the stoics viewed philosophy as, the most famous stoics and what stoicism is.
“The philosophy of stoicism was started in Hellenistic Athens, by Zeno of Citum, who had been trained in the philosophy….
I don’t necessarily agree with the Epicurean and the Stoic philosophies one hundred percent, but I do agree with some principles to a certain degree. For instance, the principle that I relate to the most from the Epicurean philosophies is the view on death. I relate this perspective very closely with my mentality on this topic. I do not fear death whatsoever. I do think about how my death would affect those around me, but not specifically about myself. I believe this also has to do with my religious….
* The founder of Stoic philosophy was Zeno (333-262 B.C.). Stoics and Epicureans were in radical opposition on most subjects, but they agreed on a few things.
* -Members of both philosophical schools were committed materialist.
* - Both schools believed that there was nothing that existed except material things.
* - Because the Stoics and Epicureans found common ground in materialism they battled the non-materialist philosophers such as Plato and his followers.
The Stoic mindset or philosophy is to not let the outside forces affect you. That you can conquer anything when you ignore such thought of doubt and concern. It was to be believed that you have handle on situation at a time instead of all your life challenges at once. It was believed that gladiatorial games were bases these Stoic ideals that Marcus Aurelius’ created. The gladiator games were the most horrifying games that can be played that were used for entertainment. Gladiators were often slaves….
UC 310 Dr.Finn
The philosophy of the Stoics played a central role in developing the ideals of the Roman ruling classes. This philosophy emerged in Greece in the early 3rd century B.C. with the thought of Zeno, a native of Citium on the island of Cyprus. He and his followers, such as Cleanthes, took their name from the colonnade, or covered porch, in the agora (marketplace) in Athens. These philosophers and their followers were given to strolling in this colonnade, or….
The Stoics and Socrates
The question of the reality of the soul and its distinction from the body is
among the most important problems of philosophy, for with it is bound up the
doctrine of a future life. The soul may be defined as the ultimate internal
principle by which we think, feel, and will, and by which our bodies are
animated. The term "mind" usually denotes this principle as the subject of our
conscious states, while "soul" denotes the source of our vegetative activities
as well. If….
This summary focuses on a critical sketch of the Stoic model of education through the works of Seneca, Epictetus, and Aurelius that is distinguishable by these features: education as self-knowing, the need of logic and critical thinking for informed decision-making, learning as preparation for life, and knowledge for integration in private, local, and global affairs.
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Condemning Epicureans, Stoics proposed another view and their concept included ethical and moral laws that denied the leading role of happiness but established the principle of logic and rational mind in the life attitude. They prove that sufferings and pain can be used for reaching important knowledge and, what is more, are the normal part of our existence. The Stoics look for opportunities of human freedom and the way to be happy regardless of external circumstances.
Stoic virtue includes strength….
When it comes to philosophy and stoicism, we can find many connections deeply woven through the Star Wars saga. In this theme one can see the large role the Jedi play in the transformation of Anakin Skywalker to Darth Vader by forcing upon him stoic ideas and making him go against his human nature. Before we can get to the root of Anakin’s transformation, one must have a good understanding of what Stoicism is.
There are many elements that tie into the stoic idea. Living in agreement with nature….