This paper briefly explores the connections among Socratic, Aristotelian and Stoic treatment of incontinence or weakness of the will. The core of the article is focused on the Stoic reception of Socratic ethics
through Aristotle's mediation. The early Stoics took into account both certain components of Socratic ethics and Aristotle's account of ac-tion.
Despite their intellectualism, the Stoics elabórate an argumenta-tive strategy to demónstrate that it is possible to maintain that an agent is both able to make correct moral judgment and admit that such an agent
is capable of acting against it.