The Philosophy of Epictetus

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Theodore Scaltsas, Andrew S. Mason
OUP Oxford, Dec 6, 2007 - Philosophy - 192 pages
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The Stoic philosopher Epictetus has been one of the most influential of ancient thinkers, both in antiquity itself and in modern times. Theodore Scaltsas and Andrew S. Mason present ten specially written papers which discuss Epictetus' thought on a wide range of subjects, including ethics, logic, theology, and psychology; explore his relations to his predecessors (including his two philosophical heroes, Socrates and Diogenes the Cynic, as well as the earlier Stoic tradition); and examine his influence on later thinkers. Written by some of the leading experts in the field, the essays in this volume will be a fascinating resource for students and scholars of ancient philosophy, and anyone with in an interest in the Stoic attitude to life.

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This is a collection of 10 papers, specifically written for this volume, that discuss various aspects of Epictetus's philosophy. Epictetus was a late Stoic philosopher, and is better known for his ... Read full review

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