Meditations

A New Translation

Author: Marcus Aurelius

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 9781588361738

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Nearly two thousand years after it was written, Meditations remains profoundly relevant for anyone seeking to lead a meaningful life. Few ancient works have been as influential as the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, philosopher and emperor of Rome (A.D. 161–180). A series of spiritual exercises filled with wisdom, practical guidance, and profound understanding of human behavior, it remains one of the greatest works of spiritual and ethical reflection ever written. Marcus’s insights and advice—on everything from living in the world to coping with adversity and interacting with others—have made the Meditations required reading for statesmen and philosophers alike, while generations of ordinary readers have responded to the straightforward intimacy of his style. For anyone who struggles to reconcile the demands of leadership with a concern for personal integrity and spiritual well-being, the Meditations remains as relevant now as it was two thousand years ago. In Gregory Hays’s new translation—the first in thirty-five years—Marcus’s thoughts speak with a new immediacy. In fresh and unencumbered English, Hays vividly conveys the spareness and compression of the original Greek text. Never before have Marcus’s insights been so directly and powerfully presented. With an Introduction that outlines Marcus’s life and career, the essentials of Stoic doctrine, the style and construction of the Meditations, and the work’s ongoing influence, this edition makes it possible to fully rediscover the thoughts of one of the most enlightened and intelligent leaders of any era.
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Meditations

Author: Marcus Aurelius (Emperor of Rome)

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199694834

Category: History

Page: 221

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Christopher Gill provides a new translation and commentary on the first half of Marcus Aurelius' Meditations, and a full introduction to the Meditations as a whole. The Meditations constitute a unique and remarkable work, a reflective diary or notebook by a Roman emperor, that is based on Stoic philosophy but presented in a highly distinctive way. This new edition will help students and scholars of ancient philosophy make sense of a workwhose intellectual content and status have often been found puzzling. The translation is designed to be accessible to modern readers and all Greek and Latin are translated in the introduction and commentary.
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Meditations

Author: Sylvia Browne

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458747433

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 132

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Meditations: In this beautifully illustrated book, renowned psychic Sylvia Browne, the bestselling author of Adventures of a Psychic, brings you a heartfelt meditation for each week of the year. Based on the tenets of her church, the Society of Novus Spirit us, these meditations will serve to inspire you, help you relax, and allow you to see the divine nature that exists within you at all times. As Sylvia says, ''The possibilities and the benefits of meditation are limitless, so relax and enjoy!''
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Meditations on First Philosophy

with Selections from the Objections and Replies

Author: René Descartes

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191604941

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

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'It is some years now since I realized how many false opinions I had accepted as true from childhood onwards...I saw that at some stage in my life the whole structure would have to be utterly demolished' In Descartes's Meditations, one of the key texts of Western philosophy, the thinker rejects all his former beliefs in the quest for new certainties. Discovering his own existence as a thinking entity in the very exercise of doubt, he goes on to prove the existence of God, who guarantees his clear and distinct ideas as a means of access to the truth. He develops new conceptions of body and mind, capable of serving as foundations for the new science of nature. Subsequent philosophy has grappled with Descartes's legacy, questioning many of its conclusions and even his basic approach, but his arguments set the agenda for many of the greatest philosophical thinkers, and their fascination endures. This new translation includes the Third and Fourth Objections and Replies in full, and a selection from the rest of these exchanges with Descartes's contemporaries that helped to expound his philosophy. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Meditations

Author: Marcus Aurelius (Emperor of Rome)

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140441406

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 187

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Notes on the Roman philosopher's life and the relations between Stoicism and Christianity preface a modern translation of the journal
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Meditations, Objections, and Replies

Author: René Descartes,Roger Ariew,Donald A. Cress

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9781603843508

Category:

Page: 208

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Among the strengths of this edition are reliable, accessible translations, useful editorial materials, and a straightforward presentation of the Objections and Replies, including the Objections from Caterus, Arnauld, and Hobbes, and Descartes' Replies, in their entirety. 'The Letter Serving as a Reply to Gassendi' -- in which several of Descartes' associates present Gassendi's best arguments and Descartes' replies -- conveys the highlights and important issues of their notoriously extended exchange. Roger Ariew's illuminating general Introduction discusses the Meditations and the intellectual environment surrounding its reception. Also included are a bibliography and chronology.
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The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Author: Aurelius Marcus,A. S. L. Farquharson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192839077

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 195

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A. S. L. Farquharson's translation was originally published in 1944, as part of a major commentary on Marcus Aurelius' work. In this volume, Farquharson's work is brought up to date and supplied with an introduction and notes for the student and general reader. A selection of lively letters from Marcus to his tutor Fronto, most of which date from his earlier years, is also included.
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Descartes: Meditations on First Philosophy

With Selections from the Objections and Replies

Author: René Descartes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521558181

Category: Philosophy

Page: 120

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New edition of the Meditations with introductions by John Cottingham and Bernard Williams.
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