The Philosophy of Epictetus

Paperback | May 1, 2010

EditorTheodore Scaltsas, Andrew S. Mason

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The Stoic philosopher Epictetus has been one of the most influential of ancient thinkers, both in antiquity itself and in modern times. Theodore Scaltsas and Andrew S. Mason present ten specially written papers which discuss Epictetus' thought on a wide range of subjects, including ethics,logic, theology, and psychology; explore his relations to his predecessors (including his two philosophical heroes, Socrates and Diogenes the Cynic, as well as the earlier Stoic tradition); and examine his influence on later thinkers. Written by some of the leading experts in the field, the essaysin this volume will be a fascinating resource for students and scholars of ancient philosophy, and anyone with in an interest in the Stoic attitude to life.

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The Stoic philosopher Epictetus has been one of the most influential of ancient thinkers, both in antiquity itself and in modern times. Theodore Scaltsas and Andrew S. Mason present ten specially written papers which discuss Epictetus' thought on a wide range of subjects, including ethics,logic, theology, and psychology; explore his re...

Theodore Scaltsas is Professor of Ancient Philosophy at Edinburgh University. Andrew S. Mason is Lecturer in Philosophy at King's College London.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.01 inPublished:May 1, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Andrew S. Mason: Introduction1. John M. Cooper: The relevance of moral theory to moral improvement in Epictetus2. Paolo Crivelli: Epictetus and logic3. Keimpe Algra: Epictetus and Stoic theology4. Katerina Ierodiakonou: The philosopher as God's messenger5. Malcolm Schofield: Epictetus on Cynicism6. Richard Sorabji: Epictetus on proairesis and self7. Michael Erler: Death is a bugbear; Socratic 'epode' and Epictetus' philosophy of the self8. Myrto Dragona-Monachou: Epictetus on freedom; parallels between Epictetus and Wittgenstein9. Julia Annas: Epictetus on moral perspectives10. Michael Frede: A notion of a person in EpictetusBibliographyIndex