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Of Human Freedom

Of Human Freedom
 

A practical guide to moral self-improvement and living a good life. It tackles questions of freedom and imprisonment, stubbornness and fear, family, friendship and love, and leaves an intriguing document of daily life in the classical world.

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ISBN 9780141941264
Published 26 August 2010 by Penguin
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Author(s) By Epictetus
Series Penguin Great Ideas
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ISBN-13 9780141941264
ISBN-10
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin
Publication Date 26 August 2010
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Epictetus
Series Penguin Great Ideas
Category Philosophy
Ancient Western Philosophy To C 500
Ancient Greek & Roman Philosophy
Topics In Philosophy
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Number of Pages 112
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Dewey Code 123.5
Catalogue Code 802955

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In this personal and practical guide to moral self-improvement and living a good life, the second-century philosopher Epictetus tackles questions of freedom and imprisonment, stubbornness and fear, family, friendship and love, and leaves an intriguing document of daily life in the classical world.GREAT IDEAS. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

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Author's Bio

Epictetus (c. 55-135 AD) was a teacher and Greco-Roman philosopher. Originally a slave from Hierapolis in Anatolia (modern Turkey), he was owned for a time by a prominent freedman at the court of the emperor Nero. After gaining his freedom he moved to Nicopolis on the Adriatic coast of Greece and opened a school of philosophy there. His informal lectures (the Discourses) were transcribed and published by his student Arrian, who also composed a digest of Epictetus' teaching known as the Manual (or Enchiridion).

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