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The Resource From Epicurus to Epictetus : studies in Hellenistic and Roman philosophy, A.A. Long, (electronic resource)

From Epicurus to Epictetus : studies in Hellenistic and Roman philosophy, A.A. Long, (electronic resource)

Label
From Epicurus to Epictetus : studies in Hellenistic and Roman philosophy
Title
From Epicurus to Epictetus
Title remainder
studies in Hellenistic and Roman philosophy
Statement of responsibility
A.A. Long
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • A.A. Long, one of the worldʼs leading writers on ancient philosophy presents eighteen essays on the philosophers and schools of the Hellenistic and Roman periods - Epicureans. Stoics, and Sceptics. The discussion ranges over four centuries of innovative and challenging thought in ethics and politics, psychology, epistemology, and cosmology. In From Epicurus to Epictetus, Longʼs focus is on the distinctive contributions and methodologies of individual thinkers, notably Epicurus, Zeno, Pyrrho, Arcesilaus, Lucretius, Cicero, Seneca and Epictetus. Placing their philosophy in its cultural context, and considering it in relation to the earlier ideas of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, he invites his readers to imagine themselves choosing between Stoicism and Epicureanism as philosophies of life. This is a book not only for scholars and experts but also thanks to the authorʼs accessible style, for everyone interested in understanding the legacy and continuing relevance of ancient thought. Book cover
  • Also includes information on Academics, the Academy, animal life, Aristotle, astronomy, belief, bodies, body, causation, cause, excellence of character, cosmology, desire, earth, ethics, fear, friendship, gods, goodness, happiness, horoscopes, identity, justice, knowledge, logos, matter, mind, nature, necessity, pain, passion, pleasure, reason, skepticism, self, signs, soul, sun, teleology, tranquility, truth, utilitarianism, virtue, wise man, wealth, Zeus, zodiac, etc
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Long, A. A
Dewey number
180
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Epicurus
  • Épicure
  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • Skepticism
  • Stoics
Label
From Epicurus to Epictetus : studies in Hellenistic and Roman philosophy, A.A. Long, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-411) and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
GENERAL -- Hellenistic ethics and philosophical power -- Hellenistic ethics as the art of life -- SCEPTICISM -- Aristotle and the history of Greek scepticism -- Timon of Phlius : Pyrrhonist and satirist -- Arcesilaus in his time and place -- Scepticism about gods -- Astrology : arguments pro and contra -- EPICUREANISM -- Chance and laws of nature in Epicureanism -- Pleasure and social utility : the virtues of being Epicurean -- Lucretius on nature and the Epicurean self -- EARLY STOCISM -- Zenoʼs epistemology and Platoʼs Theatetus -- Stoic psychology and the elucidation of language -- The Stoics on world-conflagration and everlasting recurrence -- CICERO AND ROMAN STOCISM -- Ciceroʼs Plato and Aristotle -- Ciceroʼs politics in De officiis -- Stoic philosophers on persons, property-ownership, and community -- Seneca on the self : why now? -- Epictetus on understanding and managing emotions
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ocn190917863
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 439 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781435619395
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unknown
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
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not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)190917863
Label
From Epicurus to Epictetus : studies in Hellenistic and Roman philosophy, A.A. Long, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-411) and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
GENERAL -- Hellenistic ethics and philosophical power -- Hellenistic ethics as the art of life -- SCEPTICISM -- Aristotle and the history of Greek scepticism -- Timon of Phlius : Pyrrhonist and satirist -- Arcesilaus in his time and place -- Scepticism about gods -- Astrology : arguments pro and contra -- EPICUREANISM -- Chance and laws of nature in Epicureanism -- Pleasure and social utility : the virtues of being Epicurean -- Lucretius on nature and the Epicurean self -- EARLY STOCISM -- Zenoʼs epistemology and Platoʼs Theatetus -- Stoic psychology and the elucidation of language -- The Stoics on world-conflagration and everlasting recurrence -- CICERO AND ROMAN STOCISM -- Ciceroʼs Plato and Aristotle -- Ciceroʼs politics in De officiis -- Stoic philosophers on persons, property-ownership, and community -- Seneca on the self : why now? -- Epictetus on understanding and managing emotions
Control code
ocn190917863
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 439 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781435619395
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)190917863

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