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The moral discourses of Epictetus (edition 1933)

by Epictetus.,, Elizabeth Carter (Translator), W. H. D. Rouse (Editor)

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Epictetus, a great philosopher taught the importance of control over one's own mind and will, for true happiness must not depend on things one cannot control. Unlike most philosophers, Epictetus taught not for the select few, but for the many and humble. This edition contains all 4 books.
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Title:The moral discourses of Epictetus
Authors:Epictetus.,
Other authors:Elizabeth Carter (Translator), W. H. D. Rouse (Editor)
Info:New York, E.P. Dutton & co. [1933]
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If you like the tedium of a stoic, you'll enjoy this book. How sad. ( )
  JVioland | Jul 14, 2014 |
Written during the first century A.D., Arrianus wrote the words of Epictetus in the style in which they were delivered in speech. To provide a synoposis of the explanation given in this book (from the Modern Library), Stoicism was founded by Zeno in taking from Plato the value of self-sufficiency. If the universe is self-sufficient, dualism would not be possible and so monism must be. And that implies that everything is good and natural. Ironically, the efficient workings of the self-sufficient machine of the universe inspired belief in "god" (fate, whatever). The general belief that everyone should do what they are meant to do resulted in the Stoics being heard in public life. While the Epicureans sought to withdraw, the Stoic philosophy became an underlying part of later political and social philosophy. The writing itself struck me as similar in places to the timeless motivational messages of personal will. There were also strong corollaries to the Bible, particularly the phrase, "Seek, and you shall find" and parables of seeds and the vine. ( )
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