Discourses and Selected Writings (Penguin Classics)

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Discourses and Selected Writings (Penguin Classics)

Discourses and Selected Writings (Penguin Classics)

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It is to overlook all of the blessing bestowed on you—not least life itself—and focus on one small part of the universe that you find unpleasant: “So because of one miserable leg, slave, you’re going to cast reproaches against the universe? He applied to this God the name of Zeus, but the Zeus of Epictetus was markedly different from the Zeus of Homer and Hesiod; just as the YHWH of Hellenistic Judaism was distinct from the tutelary storm deity of that name who emerged from Edom and either supplanted or merged with El as the supreme god of the Judahite and Israelite pantheon of the early centuries of the first millennium BC. El libro tiene una introducción que presenta un contexto histórico de la obra, no solamente la traducción del mismo. A prominent figure among the Stoic school of thought, Epictetus deals with several subjects such as the correct use of impressions, desire and aversion, the importance of logic in governing one's own life, and many others.Any Buddhist/Mindfulness book puts this into much better words, gives a much more actionable framework and even leaves out the stupid gods.

That is my job, which I will keep to as long as I am permitted; and I invite any and all of you to join me. While Stoicism cannot be “mastered,” with continual practice and reflection the Stoic can achieve tranquility and intellectual freedom while coming to see that virtue is the only true good within our complete control. is mostly known through former slave Epictetus and Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius - sort of illustrating the broad scope its doctrines and its attractiveness to all sorts of people.

Never identify yourself as a philosopher or speak much to non-philosophers about your principles; act in line with those principles. His thoughts survive (mainly in the form written down by one of his students) because the Church found this Theistic philosopher acceptable, but he is now somewhat ignored. He appreciates it as the source of the seeds of being, descending upon his father, his father’s father – to every creature born and bred on earth, in fact, but to rational beings in particular, since they alone are entitled by nature to govern alongside God, by virtue of being connected with him through reason. Don’t ever speak of good or bad, advantage or harm, and so on, of anything that is not your responsibility.

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