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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Bonhöffer, Adolf Friedrich, 1859-1919.
Ethics of the stoic Epictetus.
New York : Peter Lang, c1996
|Named Person:||Epictetus; Epictetus.; Épictète; Epictetus.|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Adolf Friedrich Bonhöffer; William O Stephens
|Description:||xix, 335 p. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Preface: A Biography of Adolf Bonhoffer / Constantine Ritter --
The Ethics of the Stoic Epictetus --
Bonhoffer's Foreword --
Bonhoffer's Table of Contents. Pt. I. Basis and End of Virtue. 1st Section. The Foundation of Moral Obligation. 2nd Section. The Highest Good or the End (Telos). Pt. II. The Content of Virtue. 1st Section. Desire According to Nature or the Rational Outlook on Life. 2nd Section. Action According to Nature or the Correct Fulfillment of Duty. 3rd Section. Judgment According to Nature (Intellectual Development of the Mind). Pt. III. The Acquisition of Virtue. 1st Section. The Moral Predisposition. 2nd Section. Sin. 3rd Section. Moral Progress and Perfection. Concluding Consideration. Excursus I. The Stoic Telos Formulae --
Excursus II. The Stoic Doctrine of Suicide --
Excursus III. The [actual symbol not reproducible] --
Excursus IV. The Views of the Stoics on Acquisition --
Excursus V. Stoic Pantheism.
|Series Title:||Revisioning philosophy, vol. 2.|
|Responsibility:||William O. Stephens, translator.|
The basis, content, and acquisition of virtue are methodically described, while important related points in Stoic ethics are discussed in an extensive appendix. Epictetus is compared throughout with the other late Stoics (Seneca, Marcus Aurelius), Cicero, the early Stoics (Zeno, Cleanthes, Chrysippus), and Christian moral thought. This approach shows that Stoic ethics continues to have great practical and pedagogical value.