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Epictetus : a Stoic and Socratic guide to life

Author: A A Long
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The philosophy of Epictetus, a freed slave in the Roman Empire, has been influential on Western thought: it offers not only stimulating ideas but also practical guidance in living one's life. This  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Epictetus
(NL-LeOCL)236677519
Named Person: Epictetus
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: A A Long
OCLC Number: 208617415
Description: 1 online resource (XIV, 310 p.)
Contents: Introduction ; 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 ; Glossary ; Who's Who: Stoics and Others ; Index of passages/general index
Responsibility: A.A. Long.

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