Reading Seneca: Stoic Philosophy at Rome

Reading Seneca: Stoic Philosophy at Rome

by Brad Inwood
     
 

Brad Inwood presents a selection of his most celebrated essays on the philosophy of Seneca, the Roman Stoic thinker, statesman, and tragedian of the first century AD. Including two brand-new pieces, and a helpful introduction to orient the reader, this volume will be an essential guide for anyone seeking to understand Seneca's important and wide-ranging thought.See more details below

Overview

Brad Inwood presents a selection of his most celebrated essays on the philosophy of Seneca, the Roman Stoic thinker, statesman, and tragedian of the first century AD. Including two brand-new pieces, and a helpful introduction to orient the reader, this volume will be an essential guide for anyone seeking to understand Seneca's important and wide-ranging thought.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199250899
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/18/2005
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Seneca in his Philosophical Milieu
2. Seneca and Psychological Dualism
3. Politics and Paradox in Seneca's De Benefeciis
4. Rules and Reasoning in Stoic Ethics
5. The Will in Seneca
6. God and Human Knowledge in Seneca's Natural Questions
7. Moral Judgement in Seneca
8. Natural Law in Seneca
9. Reason, Rationlization, and Happiness in Seneca
10. Getting to Goodness
11. Seneca on Freedom and Autonomy
12. Seneca on Self Assertion

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