Wheelers Books

The Philosophy of Epictetus: Golden Sayings and Fragments

The Philosophy of Epictetus: Golden Sayings and Fragments
 

Stoic philosopher addresses the nature of fate and man's place in the universe, the meaning of good and evil, how we should live, the importance of self-knowledge, andmany other issues.

This title can only be ordered as part of Wheelers ePlatform - a library lending platform for schools and public libraries.

Log in with an ePlatform enabled account.

This title is firm sale. Please select carefully as returns are not accepted.

Quick Reference

ISBN 9780486818658
Published 26 December 2016 by Dover Publications Inc.
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Author(s) By Epictetus
Series Dover Thrift Editions
Availability Wheelers ePlatform

... view full title details below.

Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780486818658
ISBN-10
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Dover Publications Inc.
Imprint Dover Publications
Publication Date 26 December 2016
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Epictetus
Series Dover Thrift Editions
Category Philosophy
Ancient Western Philosophy To C 500
Ancient Greek & Roman Philosophy
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Number of Pages 96
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Dewey Code 188
Catalogue Code 859992

Description of this Electronic Book

"Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants." "There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will." "Is there smoke in the room? If it be slight, I remain; if grievous, I quit it. For you must remember this and hold it fast, that the door stands open." A leading thinker of the Stoic school of philosophy, Epictetus (A.D. 55-135) was a renowned teacher whose students transcribed and compiled his teachings; this collection presents the work of Arrian, a Greek philosopher and historian who was a disciple of Epictetus.In these two brief but highly influential works,Epictetus demonstrates that philosophy is more than a theoretical discipline; it is a way of life based on logic, reason, and self-reflection. His examination of the nature of fate and man's place in the universe explores the distinction between what is and is not within our power, the meaning of good and evil, how we should live, and many other timeless issues.

^ top

Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

There are no reviews for this title.

^ top

Author's Bio

Born a slave in Phyrgia (now part of Turkey), Epictetus (A.D. 55-135) was a leading thinker of the Stoic school of philosophy. He lived in Rome and upon obtaining his freedom, moved to Greece, where he taught philosophy and his students recorded his teachings.

^ top