Reading Seneca: Stoic Philosophy at Rome

Reading Seneca: Stoic Philosophy at Rome

by Brad Inwood
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199250901

ISBN-13: 9780199250905

Pub. Date: 05/11/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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

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"Brad Inwood presents a selection of his most influential essays on the philosophy of Seneca, the Roman Stoic thinker, statesman, and tragedian of the first century A.D. Including two new pieces, and a helpful introduction to orient the reader, this volume will be an essential guide for anyone seeking to understand Seneca's fertile, wide-ranging thought and its impact on subsequent generations." In each of these essays Seneca is considered as a philosopher, but with as much account as possible taken of his life, his education, his intellectual and literary background, his career, and his self-presentation as an author. Seneca emerges as a discerning and well-read Stoic, with a strong inclination to think for himself in the context of an intellectual climate teeming with influences from other schools.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199250905
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/11/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1Seneca in his philosophical milieu7
2Seneca and psychological dualism23
3Politics and paradox in Seneca's De Beneficiis65
4Rules and reasoning in stoic ethics95
5The will in Seneca132
6God and human knowledge in Seneca's Natural questions157
7Moral judgement in Seneca201
8Natural law in Seneca224
9Reason, rationalization, and happiness249
10Getting to goodness271
11Seneca on freedom and autonomy302
12Seneca and self-assertion322

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