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The Resource Epictetus : a Stoic and Socratic guide to life, A.A. Long

Epictetus : a Stoic and Socratic guide to life, A.A. Long

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Epictetus : a Stoic and Socratic guide to life
Title
Epictetus
Title remainder
a Stoic and Socratic guide to life
Statement of responsibility
A.A. Long
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Stoic and Socratic guide to life
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Language
eng
Summary
The Discourses of Epictetus, an emancipated Graeco-Roman slave, are the most powerful surviving record of an ancient Stoic teacher at work. This book offers a comprehensive analysis of Epictetus' philosophy as a guide to life, focusing on his dialectical methodology, principal ideas, and long-term influence. It also shows, for the first time, how strongly he aligned his thought and educational goals with those of the Platonic Socrates. The first part of the book treats Epictetus' intellectual and cultural context and the conversational style of the Discourses. In the second part, the core of his philosophy is found to consist in four fundamental themes: freedom, judgement, volition, and integrity. The book is also intended to serve as a guide to reading and sampling Epictetus, and it includes numerous excerpts from the Discourses in the author's original translations. Long finds Epictetus a thinker whose theism (though non-Christian) is strikingly personalist, and whose acute psychological analysis scarcely needs updating
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Long, A. A
Dewey number
188
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Oxford University Press
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  • Epictetus
  • Stoics
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Epictetus : a Stoic and Socratic guide to life, A.A. Long
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-290) and indexes
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 -- The afterlife of Epictetus
Control code
ocm70695290
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 310 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199245567
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)70695290
Label
Epictetus : a Stoic and Socratic guide to life, A.A. Long
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-290) and indexes
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 -- The afterlife of Epictetus
Control code
ocm70695290
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 310 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199245567
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)70695290

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