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The art of living : the Stoics on the nature and function of philosophy, John Sellars

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The art of living : the Stoics on the nature and function of philosophy
Title
The art of living
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the Stoics on the nature and function of philosophy
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John Sellars
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Stoics on the nature and function of philosophy
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Presenting philosophy as an art concerned with one's way of life, Sellars draws on Socratic and Stoic philosophical resources and argues for the ancient claim that philosophy is primarily expressed in one's behaviour. The book considers the relationship between philosophy and biography, and the bearing that this relationship has on debates concerning the nature and function of philosophy. Questioning the premise that philosophy can only be conceived as a rational discourse, Sellars presents it instead as an art (techne) that combines both 'logos' (rational discourse) and 'askesis' (training), and suggests that this will make it possible to understand better the relationship between philosophy and biography. The first part of this book outlines the Socratic conception of philosophy as an art and the Stoic development of this idea into an art of living, as well as considering some of the ancient objections to the Stoic conception. Part Two goes on to examine the relationship between philosophical discourse and exercises in Stoic philosophy. Taking the literary form of such exercises as central, the author analyses two texts devoted to philosophical exercises by Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius
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ALAUL
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1971-
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Sellars, John
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Bristol classical paperbacks
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  • Conduct of life
  • Stoics
  • Philosophers
Target audience
general
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The art of living : the Stoics on the nature and function of philosophy, John Sellars
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Publication
Note
First published: Ashgate, 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [188]-209) and indexes
Contents
Introduction: The topic -- The structure --- Philosophy and biography -- The Socratic origins of the art of living -- he Stoic conception of the art of living -- Sceptical objections --- Philosophical exercises -- Exercises in the Handbook of Epictetus -- Exercises in the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius --- Conclusion
Control code
ocn605842389
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
2nd ed
Extent
x, 228 p.
Isbn
9781853997242
System control number
(OCoLC)605842389
Label
The art of living : the Stoics on the nature and function of philosophy, John Sellars
Publication
Note
First published: Ashgate, 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [188]-209) and indexes
Contents
Introduction: The topic -- The structure --- Philosophy and biography -- The Socratic origins of the art of living -- he Stoic conception of the art of living -- Sceptical objections --- Philosophical exercises -- Exercises in the Handbook of Epictetus -- Exercises in the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius --- Conclusion
Control code
ocn605842389
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
2nd ed
Extent
x, 228 p.
Isbn
9781853997242
System control number
(OCoLC)605842389

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