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Epictetus : a stoic and socratic guide to life

Author: A A Long
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print 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.; Epictetus.; Epictetus.; Epictetus
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A A Long
ISBN: 0199268851 9780199268856
OCLC Number: 53155505
Notes: Originally published: 2002.
Description: xiv, 310 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Epictetus in his time and place --
The discourses --
The Socratic paradigm --
Philosophy and pedagogy --
Reading Epictetus --
Natures: divine, human, animal --
From theology to ethics --
Autonomy and integrity --
Appropriate actions and feelings --
Epilogue: the afterlife of Epictetus --
Glossary --
Who's who: stoics and others.
Responsibility: A.A. Long.

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