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Epictetus : a Stoic and Socratic guide to life

Author: A A Long
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The philosophy of Epictetus, a freed slave in the Roman Empire, has been profoundly influential on Western thought: it offers not only stimulating ideas but practical guidance in living one's life. A. A. Long gives the definitive presentation of the thought of Epictetus for a broad readership. Long's translations of a selection of the best of Epictetus' discourses show that his ideas are as valuable and striking  Read more...
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Named Person: Epictetus.; Épictète.; Epictetus.; Epictetus.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: A A Long
ISBN: 0199245568 9780199245567 0199268851 9780199268856
OCLC Number: 48074214
Description: xiv, 310 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. Epictetus in his Time and Place --
2. The Discourses --
3. The Socratic Paradigm --
4. Philosophy and Pedagogy --
5. Reading Epictetus --
6. Natures: Divine, Human, Animal --
7. From Theology to Ethics --
8. Autonomy and Integrity --
9. Appropriate Actions and Feelings --
Epilogue: The Afterlife of Epictetus.
Responsibility: A.A. Long.
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