Discourses and Selected Writings

Discourses and Selected Writings

Discourses and Selected WritingsBy Epictetus

Author: Epictetus

Publisher: Simon & Brown

ISBN: 1613824009

Category: Philosophy

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Discourses and Selected Writings By Epictetus
Categories: Philosophy

Discourses and Selected Writings

Discourses and Selected Writings

... to the expert player the ball is only the means used to execute the essential tasks of throwing and catching ... On'indifference': This discourse is in some ways a continuation of the preceding one, II 5; see the notes there for the ...

Author: Epictetus

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141917481

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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Contains The Discourses/Fragments/Enchiridion 'I must die. But must I die bawling?' Epictetus, a Greek Stoic and freed slave, ran a thriving philosophy school in Nicopolis 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. 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. Translated and Edited with an Introduction by Robert Dobbin
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Stoicism Stoic philosophy classics collection Illustrated edition

Stoicism  Stoic philosophy classics collection  Illustrated edition

Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters from a Stoic Epictetus, Discourses and Selected Writings Marcus Aurelius, The Meditations Of The Emperor

Author: Seneca

Publisher: Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing

ISBN: PKEY:SMP2300000139297

Category: Philosophy

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Stoicism is a philosophical school of thought that originated during the early Hellenistic era (circa 300 BC). It flourished throughout the Roman and Greek world until the 3rd century A.D. Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Epictetus, and Emperor Marcus Aurelius were prominent promoters of stoicism. However, Christianity became the religion of the state during the 4th century and stoicism rapidly declined. Over the years, stoicism has experienced some periods of revival, notably during the Renaissance (Neo-Stoicism) and during the modern era (modern stoicism). Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters from a Stoic Epictetus, Discourses and Selected Writings Marcus Aurelius, The Meditations Of The Emperor
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The Selected Writings of Pierre Hadot

The Selected Writings of Pierre Hadot

The second point I would like to underline is that one must not conclude from the opposition between philosophical discourse and lived philosophy that the former is not itself a crucial part of philosophy. Epictetus stresses at the same ...

Author: Pierre Hadot

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474273015

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

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This collection of writings from Pierre Hadot (1992-2010) presents, for the first time, previously unreleased and in some cases untranslated materials from one of the world's most prominent classical philosophers and historians of thought. As a passionate proponent of philosophy as a 'way of life' (most powerfully communicated in the life of Socrates), Pierre Hadot rejuvenated interest in the ancient philosophers and developed a philosophy based on their work which is peculiarly contemporary. His radical recasting of philosophy in the West was both provocative and substantial. Indeed, Michel Foucault cites Pierre Hadot as a major influence on his work. This beautifully written, lucid collection of writings will not only be of interest to historians, classicists and philosophers but also those interested in nourishing, as Pierre Hadot himself might have put it, a 'spiritual life'.
Categories: Philosophy

Discourses of Olympism

Discourses of Olympism

N. Muller, Pierre de Coubertin 1863–1937 – Olympism: Selected Writings, pp. 700–1. Lausanne: International Olympic Committee. Coubertin, P.1922,2000. 'Between two battles. From Olympism to the popular university'. In ed.

Author: D. Chatziefstathiou

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137035561

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 305

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This book evaluates the moral project of Olympism, analzying the changing value positions adopted in relation to the ideology of Olympism across the period from the 1890s to the present day. The book also analyzes discourses of Olympism concerned with youth, governance, sport for development and international relations.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Selected Writings on Race and Difference

Selected Writings on Race and Difference

Foregrounding how and why the analysis of race and difference should be concrete and not merely descriptive, this collection gives organizers and students of social theory ways to approach the interconnections of race with culture and ...

Author: Stuart Hall

Publisher: Stuart Hall: Selected Writings

ISBN: 1478011661

Category: Multiculturalism

Page: 376

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Selected Writings on Race and Difference gathers more than twenty essays by Stuart Hall that highlight his extensive and groundbreaking engagement with race, representation, identity, difference, and diaspora.
Categories: Multiculturalism

Selected Writings

Selected Writings

Works in this selection include: 'Ricordi', 'Considerations on the 'Discourses' of Machiavelli', 'Ricordanze'.

Author: Francesco Guicciardini

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015046447069

Category: Political science

Page: 170

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Works in this selection include: 'Ricordi', 'Considerations on the 'Discourses' of Machiavelli', 'Ricordanze'.
Categories: Political science

Scotland and England 1286 1815

Scotland and England 1286   1815

A Discourse of Government with relation to Militias (Edinburgh, 1698), Political Works, 53–65, Selected Writings, 20–4. 5. Speeches by a Member of the Parliament which began at Edinburgh the 6th of May, 1703 (Edinburgh, 1703).

Author: Roger A. Mason

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd

ISBN: 9781788854184

Category: History

Page: 300

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The relationship between Scotland and England has been critical in shaping the cultural and political history of Britain over many centuries, yet historians have rarely devoted much attention to it. This book recognises the importance of viewing the national histories of Scotland and England in a wider British context, and shows how rewarding this field of study is. Ranging from the consolidation of distinct Scottish and English kingdoms to the first formation of the modern British state, the essays examine a wide variety of aspects of Anglo-Scottish relations and demonstrate the value of exploring the British dimension of the national histories of both countries.
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Selected Writings on Self organization Philosophy Bioethics and Judaism

Selected Writings on Self organization  Philosophy  Bioethics  and Judaism

... images of a fundamental and essential anti-]udaism, a constant of history, that assumes different discourses and forms depending on context and circumstance. The enigmatic character of this anti-]udaism is often underlined—as though ...

Author: Henri Atlan

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823231812

Category: Philosophy

Page: 462

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During the last thirty years, biophysicist and philosopher Henri Atlan has been a major voice in contemporary European philosophical and bio-ethical debates. In a massive oeuvre that ranges from biology and neural network theory to Spinoza's thought and the history of philosophy, and from artificial intelligence and information theory to Jewish mysticism and to contemporary medical ethics, Atlan has come to offer an exceptionally powerful philosophical argumentation that is as hostile to scientism as it is attentive to biology's conceptual and experimental rigor, as careful with concepts of rationality as it is committed to rethinking the human place in a radically determined yet forever changing world. --Book Jacket.
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Selected Writings on the Question of Marxism

Selected Writings on the Question of Marxism

This collection of Hall's key writings on Marxism surveys the questions central to his interpretations of and investments in Marxist theory and practice.

Author: Stuart Hall

Publisher: Stuart Hall: Selected Writings

ISBN: 1478000279

Category: Political Science

Page: 376

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This collection of Stuart Hall's key writings on Marxism surveys the formative questions central to his interpretations of and investments in Marxist theory and practice.
Categories: Political Science

Epictetus Handbook and the Tablet of Cebes

Epictetus    Handbook and the Tablet of Cebes

Discourses and Selected Writings. London: Penguin Hard,Robin. 1995. The DiscoursesofEpictetus. edited,with introduction andnotes,by ChristopherGill. London: Everyman/ Dent. [Includes thecomplete Discourses,the Handbook, and Fragments.] ...

Author: Keith Seddon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134346042

Category: History

Page: 296

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This new translation presents two works, one by Epictetus and the other by Cebes, two ancient Greek philosophers of the Imperial period, in new translations of clear, straightforward English. In this book, readers will learn how to sustain emotional harmony and a ‘good flow of life’ whatever fortune may hold in store for them. This modern English translation of the complete Handbook is supported by and includes: * the first thorough commentary since that of Simplicius, 1500 years ago * a detailed introduction * extensive glossary * index of key terms * chapter-by-chapter discussion of themes * helpful tables that clarify Stoic ethical doctrines as a glance. Accompanying the Handbook is the Tablet of Cebes, a curious and engaging text. In complete contrast, yet complementing the Handbook’s more conventional philosophical presentation, the Tablet shows progress to philosophical wisdom as a journey through a landscape inhabited by personifications of happiness, fortune, the virtues and vices.
Categories: History

The Ethics of Epicurus and its Relation to Contemporary Doctrines

The Ethics of Epicurus and its Relation to Contemporary Doctrines

Epictetus , Discourses and Selected Writings , translated by Robert Dobbin , London : Penguin , 2008 ; The Discourses as Reported by Arrian , translated by W. A. Oldfather, Cambridge MA & London: Harvard University Press, 1998 [1925] .

Author: Jean-Marie Guyau

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350013902

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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This is the first English translation of a compelling and highly original reading of Epicurus by Jean-Marie Guyau. This book has long been recognized as one of the best and most concerted attempts to explore one of the most important, yet controversial ancient philosophers whose thought, Guyau claims, remains vital to modern and contemporary culture. Throughout the text we are introduced to the origins of the philosophy of pleasure in Ancient Greece, with Guyau clearly demonstrating how this idea persists through the history of philosophy and how it is an essential trait in the Western tradition. With an introduction by Keith Ansell-Pearson and Federico Testa, which contextualizes the work of Guyau within the canon of French thought, and notes on both further reading and on Epicurean scholarship more generally, this translation also acts as a critical introduction to the philosophy of Guyau and Epicurus.
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Michael Oakeshott Selected Writings Collection

Michael Oakeshott Selected Writings Collection

Review of Niccoló Machiavelli, The Discourses, 2 vols, tr. and intro. L.J.Walker, (London: Routledge andKegan Paul, 1950). First published in Cambridge Journal,4 (1951), 698. This is an altogether admirable piece of work, learned, ...

Author: Michael Oakeshott

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781845407810

Category: Political Science

Page: 3341

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A collection of 6 volumes of Oakeshott's work: Notebooks, 1922-86, Early Political Writings 1925-30, The Concept of a Philosophical Jurisprudence, Vocabulary of a Modern European State, Lectures in the History of Political Thought, and What is History?
Categories: Political Science

Thinking About Love

Thinking About Love

See Epictetus, “Discourses,” in Discourses and Selected Writings, trans. and ed. R. Dobbin (London: Penguin, 2008),14: “Whoever desires or avoids things outside their control cannot be free or faithful, but has to shift and fluctuate ...

Author: Diane Enns

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271076164

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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Does love command an ineffability that remains inaccessible to the philosopher? Thinking About Love considers the nature and experience of love through the writing of well-known Continental philosophers such as Hannah Arendt, Simone de Beauvoir, Jacques Derrida, and Maurice Merleau-Ponty. Evolving forms of social organization, rapid developments in the field of psychology, and novel variations on relationships demand new approaches to and ways of talking about love. Rather than offering prescriptive claims, this volume explores how one might think about the concept philosophically, without attempting to resolve or alleviate its ambiguities, paradoxes, and limitations. The essays focus on the contradictions and limits of love, manifested in such phenomena as trust, abuse, grief, death, violence, politics, and desire. An erudite examination of the many facets of love, this book fills a lacuna in the philosophy of this richly complicated topic. Along with the editors, the contributors are Sophie Bourgault, John Caruana, Christina M. Gschwandtner, Marguerite La Caze, Alphonso Lingis, Christian Lotz, Todd May, Dawne McCance, Dorothea Olkowski, Felix Ó Murchadha, Fiona Utley, and Mélanie Walton.
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Pragmatic Rationalism An Introduction

Pragmatic Rationalism  An Introduction

The Discourses of Epictetus. Robin Hard, trans.; Christopher ... Discourses and Selected Writings. Robert Dobbin, trans. ... The Essential Epicurus: Letters, Principal Doctrines, Vatican Sayings, and Fragments. Eugene O'Connor, trans.

Author: Frank Robert Vivelo

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781304236999

Category: Self-Help

Page: 258

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Pragmatic rationalism is a coherent blend of elements from Epicureanism, Stoicism, Empiricism, and Existentialism. It holds that the ultimate goal of life is happiness-individual happiness identified as psychic tranquility or untroubledness-and attempts to pursue that goal in the most practical, efficacious manner possible. Accordingly, it emphasizes investing this pursuit in the only things we each control, our thoughts and feelings, and minimizing desire for and reliance on all things external to us and therefore not under our control, such as wealth and fame. It insists that individuals choose, and therefore are responsible for, all they think and feel. It rejects all emotionalism and belief systems and, instead, relies on induction and probability to guide decision making and behavior. Though an egoistic and hedonistic philosophy from the individual's perspective, it nevertheless advocates the Golden Rule as the most useful guiding principle in interaction with others.
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Empire of the Romans

Empire of the Romans

From Julius Caesar to Justinian: Six Hundred Years of Peace and War, Volume II: Select Anthology John Matthews. Among translations of Epictetus are recent versions by Robert Dobbin, Epictetus: Discourses and Selected Writings (Penguin ...

Author: John Matthews

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119481560

Category: History

Page: 512

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Offers a broad range of texts spanning six centuries of imperial Roman history—Volume II of Empire of the Romans, from Julius Caesar to Justinian Empire of the Romans: From Julius Caesar to Justinian: Six Hundred Years of Peace and War, Volume II: Select Anthology is a compendium of texts that trace the main historical changes of the empire over six hundred years, from the death of Julius Caesar to the late Middle Ages. The second volume of Empire of the Romans, from Julius Caesar to Justinian, this anthology balances literary texts with other documentary, legal, and epigraphic sources. Acclaimed author John Matthews presents texts that reflect individual, first-person experiences rather than those from historians outside of the time periods of which they write. Each selection includes an introduction, annotations on points of interest, author commentary, and suggestions for further reading. Excerpts are organized thematically to help readers understand their meaning without requiring an extensive knowledge of context. Six sections—running in parallel to the structure and content to Volume I—explore the topics such as the building of the empire, Pax Romana, the new empire of Diocletian and Constantine, and barbarian invasions and the fall of the Western Empire. Selected texts span a wide array of subjects ranging from political discourse and Roman law, to firsthand accounts of battle and military service, to the civic life and entertainment of ordinary citizens. This volume: Covers a vast chronological and topical range Includes introductory essays to each selected text to explain key points, present problems of interpretation, and guides readers to further literature Balances the different categories and languages of original texts Enables easy cross-reference to Volume I Minimizes the use of technical language in favor of plain-English forms Whether used as a freestanding work or as a complement to Volume I, the Select Anthology is an ideal resource for students in Roman history survey courses as well as interested general readers seeking a wide-ranging collection of readings on the subject.
Categories: History

Discourse on Method and Related Writings

Discourse on Method and Related Writings

Many of Descartes’ most radical ideas—such as the disparity between our perceptions and the realities that cause them—have been highly influential in the development of modern philosophy.This edition sets the Discourse on Method in ...

Author: Rene Descartes

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0140446990

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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"It is not enough to have a good mind; it is more important to use it well" René Descartes was a central figure in the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century. In his Discourse on Method he outlined the contrast between mathematics and experimental sciences, and the extent to which each one can achieve certainty. Drawing on his own work in geometry, optics, astronomy and physiology, Descartes developed the hypothetical method that characterizes modern science, and this soon came to replace the traditional techniques derived from Aristotle. Many of Descartes’ most radical ideas—such as the disparity between our perceptions and the realities that cause them—have been highly influential in the development of modern philosophy.This edition sets the Discourse on Method in the wider context of Descartes’ work, with the Rules for Guiding One’s Intelligence in Searching for the Truth (1628), extracts from The World (1633) and selected letters from 1636-9. A companion volume, Meditations and Other Metaphysical Writings, is also published in Penguin Classics. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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Culture and Creativity Selected Writings of N Manu Chakravarthy

Culture and Creativity   Selected Writings of N Manu Chakravarthy

The cognitive aspects of Indian texts - texts of philosophy, the epics, the variety of bhasha literature - provide intellectual spaces that not only interrogate Western constructs of India but offer counter cultural discourses that ...

Author: N Manu Chakravarthy

Publisher: Manipal Universal Press

ISBN: 9789332460034

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 212

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Culture and Creativity is a collection of essays of N Manu Chakravarthy, a prominent culture critic known for his discourses on music, cinema, literature and several aspects of culture and philosophy. This book illustrates the intellectual and ethical perspectives that shape his discussions on wide range of issues. These discussions are reflective of the inspiration he draws from his father Prof G N Chakravarthy and his teachers Prof C D Narasimhaiah, Prof U R Ananthamurthy, and Prof B Damodara Rao. The ideas of Ivan Illich and Noam Chomsky, and his friend D R Nagaraj are also instrumental in framing the critical nature of his interpretations. The essays in this book encompass Prof Manu Chakravarthy’s perspectives on religion, secularism, tradition, and modernity. The references to Sri Narayanaguru, M K Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore, and the interview with Gustavo Esteva, evince his preoccupation with madhyamamarga. They also foreground his views on nationalism, metaphysics, media, politics and the crises of the third world and India in a globalised context. This work is a testimony to the form of scholarship he values.
Categories: Literary Collections