- Created: Sunday, 15 April 2012 00:00
- Written by Joe
Featured on S01E46 of the ChefDiddy.com podcast.
Chrysippus excelled in logic, the theory of knowledge, ethics and physics. He created an original system of propositional logic in order to better understand the workings of the universe and role of humanity within it. He adhered to a deterministic (a philosophy stating that for everything that happens there are conditions such that, given them, nothing else could happen.) view of fate, but nevertheless sought a role for personal freedom in thought and action.
There are two different accounts of his death. In the first account, Chrysippus was seized with dizziness having drunk undiluted wine at a feast, and died soon after.
In the second account, he was watching a donkey eat some figs and cried out: "Now give the donkey a drink of pure wine to wash down the figs", whereupon he died in a fit of laughter.
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