Epictetus: A Stoic and Socratic Guide to Life / Edition 1

Epictetus: A Stoic and Socratic Guide to Life / Edition 1

by A. A. Long
     
 

A clearly presented analysis, aimed primarily at students of ancient philosphy, of the 'argumentative and rhetorical methods' of Epictetus, an emancipated slave living in the Roman world who had a profound influence on subsequent philosophers. The accessible study is supported throughout by selected extracts translated into English.See more details below

Overview

A clearly presented analysis, aimed primarily at students of ancient philosphy, of the 'argumentative and rhetorical methods' of Epictetus, an emancipated slave living in the Roman world who had a profound influence on subsequent philosophers. The accessible study is supported throughout by selected extracts translated into English.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199268856
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
03/11/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
661,191
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

A. A. Long is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. He is co-editor of the Clarendon Later Ancient Philosophers series.

Table of 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

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