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Author : Epictetus
ISBN : 0486433595
Genre : Philosophy
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A first-century Stoic, Epictetus argued that we will always be happy if we learn to desire that things should be exactly as they are. His Enchiridion, or Manual, is a distillation of his teachings and an instructional manual for a tranquil life as it offers guidelines for those seeking contentment.

The Golden Sayings Of Epictetus

Author : Epictetus
ISBN : PRNC:32101056171059
Genre : Aphorisms and apothegms
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Discourses And Selected Writings

Author : Epictetus
ISBN : 9780141917481
Genre : Philosophy
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Epictetus, a Greek stoic and freed slave, ran a thriving philosophy school in Nicropolis in the early second century AD. His animated discussions were celebrated for their rhetorical wizardry and were written down by Arrian, his most famous pupil. Together with the Enchiridion, a manual of his main ideas, and the fragments collected here, The Discourses argue that happiness lies in learning to perceive exactly what is in our power to change and what is not, and in embracing our fate to live in harmony with god and nature. In this personal, practical guide to the ethics of stoicism and moral self-improvement, Epictetus tackles questions of freedom and imprisonment, illness and fear, family, friendship and love, and leaves an intriguing document of daily life in the classical world.

The Enchiridion

Author : Epictetus
ISBN : 153748222X
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Who says life has no handbook? The Enchiridion is a short handbook of advicefor living a good ife compiled by Arrian, a 2nd-century disciple of the Greek philosopher Epictetus. Epictetus taught that philosophy is a way of life and not just a theoretical discipline. This edition, translated by Elizabeth Carter, is 4 by 6 inches, 50 pages, making it small enough to fit easily in a pocket or purse. The font size is 12 point for easier reading. Next time you're stuck in line you can pull it out for a good dose of tranquility.

The Art Of Living

Author : Epictetus
ISBN : 9781625583369
Genre : Philosophy
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No writings of Epictetus himself are really known. His discourses were transcribed and compiled by his pupil Arrian (author of the Anabasis Alexandri). The main work is The Discourses, four books of which have been preserved (out of an original eight). Arrian also compiled a popular digest, entitled the Enchiridion, or Handbook. In a preface to the Discourses, addressed to Lucius Gellius, Arrian states that "whatever I heard him say I used to write down, word for word, as best I could, endeavouring to preserve it as a memorial, for my own future use, of his way of thinking and the frankness of his speech."

Letters From A Stoic

Author : Seneca
ISBN : 9780141914527
Genre : Philosophy
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A philosophy that saw self-possession as the key to an existence lived 'in accordance with nature', Stoicism called for the restraint of animal instincts and the severing of emotional ties. These beliefs were formulated by the Athenian followers of Zeno in the fourth century BC, but it was in Seneca (c. 4 BC- AD 65) that the Stoics found their most eloquent advocate. Stoicism, as expressed in the Letters, helped ease pagan Rome's transition to Christianity, for it upholds upright ethical ideals and extols virtuous living, as well as expressing disgust for the harsh treatment of slaves and the inhumane slaughters witnessed in the Roman arenas. Seneca's major contribution to a seemingly unsympathetic creed was to transform it into a powerfully moving and inspiring declaration of the dignity of the individual mind.

A Manual For Living

Author : Epictetus
ISBN : 9780062511119
Genre : Religion
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The essence of perennial Stoic wisdom in aphorisms of stunning insight and simplicity. The West's first and best little instruction book offers thoroughly contemporary and pragmatic reflections on how best to live with serenity and joy.


Author : Marcus Aurelius
ISBN : 9780141910819
Genre : Philosophy
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Written in Greek by an intellectual Roman emperor without any intention of publication, the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius (AD 121-180) offer a wide range of fascinating spiritual reflections and exercises developed as the leader struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe. Spanning from doubt and despair to conviction and exaltation, they cover such diverse topics as the question of virtue, human rationality, the nature of the gods and Aurelius's own emotions. But while the Meditations were composed to provide personal consolation, in developing his beliefs Marcus also created one of the greatest of all works of philosophy: a series of wise and practical aphorisms that have been consulted and admired by statesmen, thinkers and ordinary readers for almost two thousand years.

Thoughts Of A Philosophical Fighter Pilot

Author : James B. Stockdale
ISBN : 0817993932
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Thoughts on issues of character, leadership, integrity, personal and public virtue, and ethics, the selections in this volume converge around the central theme of how man can rise with dignity to prevail in the face of adversity--lessons just as valid for the challenges of present-day life as they were for the author's Vietnam experience.


Author : John Sellars
ISBN : 0520249089
Genre : History
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"Stoicism needs a new work of this kind. Sellars not only takes good account of the last thirty years of research, he also has much of his own to contribute. I particularly applaud his focus on Epictetus and on Stoicism as an art of life. "--A.A. Long, author of Stoic Studies

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