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Reading Seneca Stoic Philosophy at Rome

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ISBN-10: 0199250901

ISBN-13: 9780199250905

Edition: 2008

Authors: Brad Inwood

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Brad Inwood presents a selection of his most influential essays on the philosophy of Seneca, the Roman Stoic thinker, statesman, and tragedian of the first century AD. Including two brand-new pieces, and a helpful introduction to orient the reader, this volume will be an essential guide foranyone seeking to understand Seneca's fertile, wide-ranging thought and its impact on subsequent generations. In each of these essays Seneca is considered as a philosopher, but with as much account as possible taken of his life, his education, his intellectual and literary background, his career, and his self-presentation as an author. Seneca emerges as a discerning and well-read Stoic, with a…    
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Book details

List price: $62.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/11/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.21" long x 0.91" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Brad Inwood is Professor of Classics, University of Toronto.

Provenance of the Essays
Abbreviations
Introduction
Seneca in his Philosophical Milieu
Seneca and Psychological Dualism
Politics and Paradox in Seneca's De Beneficiis
Rules and Reasoning in Stoic Ethics
The Will in Seneca
God and Human Knowledge in Seneca's Natural Questions
Moral Judgment in Seneca
Natural Law in Seneca
Reason, Rationalization, and Happiness
Getting to Goodness
Seneca on Freedom and Autonomy
Seneca and Self-assertion
Bibliography
Index of Subjects
Index Locorum