Reading through philosophy SE, many times I come across people stating what some other philosophers might say for example in How to avoid attachment to "attachment avoidance" in Buddhist philosophy?
But the Epicurean might find himself caught in the same paradox... Stoics might be troubled by this paradox a bit more. He might say: ... Aristotle would probably have replied to "should we practice moderation in moderation too?" in a fashion similar to Epicurus....
Is this just a fancy way of saying "According to Stoics' theory..." or does the author really thinks that is what the philosopher will say/think/behave? If it is the latter, I wonder does their thinking/theories really necessitates their behaviour?