The Stoic Life: Emotions, Duties, and Fate

The Stoic Life: Emotions, Duties, and Fate

by Tad Brennan, T. Brennan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199256268

ISBN-13: 9780199256266

Pub. Date: 09/02/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Tad Brennan explains how to live the Stoic life - and why we might want to. Stoicism has been one of the main currents of thought in Western civilization for two thousand years: Brennan offers a fascinating guide through the ethical ideas of the original Stoic philosophers, and shows how valuable these ideas remain today, both intellectually and in practice. He writes…  See more details below

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Tad Brennan explains how to live the Stoic life - and why we might want to. Stoicism has been one of the main currents of thought in Western civilization for two thousand years: Brennan offers a fascinating guide through the ethical ideas of the original Stoic philosophers, and shows how valuable these ideas remain today, both intellectually and in practice. He writes in a lively informal style which will bring Stoicism to life for readers who are new to ancient philosophy. The Stoic Life will also be of great interest to philosophers and classicists seeking a full understanding of the intellectual legacy of the Stoics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199256266
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
09/02/2005
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1Why be a stoic?3
2The ancient stoics : people and sources10
3The ancient philosophical background21
4An overview of stoic ethics35
5Impressions and assent51
6Belief and knowledge62
7Impulses and emotions82
8Goods and indifferents119
9Final ends134
10Oikeiosis and others154
11What makes an action befitting?169
12Discovering the befitting : two models182
13Discovering the befitting : a better model203
14God and fate235
15Necessity and responsibility242
16The lazy argument270
17The evolution of the will288
18Taking stock309

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