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ISBN-10: 0486434427

ISBN-13: 9780486434421

Edition: 2004

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Description: The ne plus ultra of Stoicism,Discoursesoutline clear-cut principles of right conduct and true thinking, offering secular thinkers a mode of reasoning that dismisses the strictures of absolutism and emotionalism in exchange for a more peaceful and productive life. TheDiscoursesreport wide-ranging discussions between Epictetus and his students.

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List price: $6.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/17/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Introduction
Epictetus and His Age
Epictetus and Stoicism
Psychology of Epictetus
Psychology of Conduct
Ethical Principles
A Note on the Text
Discourses
Preface: Arrianus to Lucius Gellius: Greeting
On things in our power and things not in our power
How one may be true to one's character in everything
What conclusions may be drawn from the fact that God is Father of men
On progress, or moral advance
Against followers of the Academy
On Providence
On the use of variable premises and hypothetical arguments and the like
That faculties are fraught with danger for the uneducated
How one may draw conclusions from the fact that we are God's kinsmen
To those who have spent their energies on advancement in Rome
On family affection
On contentment
How one may act in all things so as to please the gods
That God beholds all men
What philosophy professes
On Providence
That the processes of logic are necessary
That we should not be angry at men's errors
How one should behave towards tyrants
How reason has the faculty of taking cognizance of itself
To those who wish to be admired
On primary conceptions
Against Epicurus
How one should contend against difficulties
On the same theme
What is the law of life
On the ways in which impressions come to us: and the aids we must provide for ourselves to deal with them
That we must not be angry with men: and concerning what things are small and what are great among men
On constancy
What a man should have ready to hand in the crises of life
Discourses
That there is no conflict between confidence and caution
On peace of mind
To those who commend persons to philosophers
To the man caught in adultery
How a careful life is compatible with a noble spirit
On what is meant by "indifferent" things
How to consult diviners
What is the true nature of the good
That we adopt the profession of the philosopher when we cannot fulfil that of a man
How the acts appropriate to man are to be discovered from the names he bears
What is the beginning of Philosophy
On the art of discussion
Concerning anxiety
On Naso
On those who cling stubbornly to their judgements
That we do not practice applying our judgements about things good and evil
How we must adjust our primary conceptions to particular things
How we must struggle against impressions
To those who take up the principles of the philosophers only to discuss them
Against followers of Epicurus and of the Academy
Concerning inconsistency of mind
On Friendship
On the faculty of expression
To one whom he did not think worthy
How the art of reasoning is necessary
What is the distinctive character of error
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