Discourses and Selected Writings

Author: Epictetus
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141917481
Release Date: 2008-08-28
Genre: Philosophy

Epictetus, a Greek stoic and freed slave, ran a thriving philosophy school in Nicropolis in the early second century AD. His animated discussions were celebrated for their rhetorical wizardry and were written down by Arrian, his most famous pupil. Together with the Enchiridion, a manual of his main ideas, and the fragments collected here, The Discourses argue that happiness lies in learning to perceive exactly what is in our power to change and what is not, and in embracing our fate to live in harmony with god and nature. In this personal, practical guide to the ethics of stoicism and moral self-improvement, Epictetus tackles questions of freedom and imprisonment, illness and fear, family, friendship and love, and leaves an intriguing document of daily life in the classical world.

Discourses and Selected Writings Kartindo Classics Edition

Author: Epictetus
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1724864009
Release Date: 2018-08-06
Genre:

DESPITE BEING BORN into slavery, Greco-Roman philosopher Epictetus became one of the most influential thinkers of his time. Discourses and Selected Writings is a transcribed collection of informal lectures given by the philosopher around AD 108. A gateway into the life and mind of a great intellectual, it is also an important example of the usage of Koine or ?common? Greek, an ancestor to Standard Modern Greek. HOW A MAN ON EVERY OCCASION CAN MAINTAIN HIS PROPER CHARACTER.-To the rational animal only is the irrational intolerable; but that which is rational is tolerable. Blows are not naturally intolerable. How is that? See how the Lacedaemonians endure whipping when they have learned that whipping is consistent with reason. To hang yourself is not intolerable. When then you have the opinion that it is rational, you go and hang yourself. In short, if we observe, we shall find that the animal man is pained by nothing so much as by that which is irrational; and, on the contrary, attracted to nothing so much as to that which is rational. For more than 10 years, Kartindo Press has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 6500 titles, Kartindo Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. Kartindo Classics Press (Kartindo.in) Offices: London, United Kingdom and Indore, India For more info please connect at [email protected]

Der t gliche Stoiker

Author: Ryan Holiday
Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag
ISBN: 9783960920717
Release Date: 2017-03-20
Genre: Self-Help

Wie findet man das wahre Glück? Wie lässt sich Erfolg wirklich bemessen? Und wie geht man mit den Herausforderungen des Alltags wie Wut, Trauer und der Frage nach dem Sinn des Ganzen um? Was große Geister wie George Washington, Friedrich der Große, Weltklassesportler oder Top-Performer längst für sich entdeckt haben, liegt mit "Der tägliche Stoiker" erstmals gesammelt vor. New York Times-Bestsellerautor Ryan Holiday und Stephen Hanselman haben das Wissen der Stoiker in 366 zeitlose Lektionen verpackt und zeigen, dass die Philosophie des Stoizismus nicht nur zeitlos, sondern gerade für unsere hektische und unsichere Zeit ein Segen ist. Weisheit, Mut, Gerechtigkeitssinn und Selbstbeherrschung sowie Gelassenheit lassen sich erlernen und helfen uns, in der zunehmenden Komplexität unserer Welt zu bestehen. Die uralten Weisheiten der Stoiker, gesammelt und kommentiert, unterstützen bei diesen alltäglichen Herausforderungen.

Ins Leere geschrieben

Author: Peter Eisenman
Publisher:
ISBN: 385165675X
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Architecture

In den hier versammelten Aufsätzen unterzieht Eisenman die traditionellen Konzepte der Architekturtheorie einer kritischen Lektüre, indem er Architektur als Schrift, als Diagramm oder als Raum der Differenz interpretiert und auf diese Weise neuartige Begriffe in die Diskussion einführt oder aus anderen Theorieansätzen übernimmt, die er für die Konstitution des architektonischen Objekts, wie es bezüglich seines funktionalen, ästhetischen und bedeutungstragenden Wesens gedacht wird, in Anschlag bringt. Es erweist sich als Simulakrum, das nicht zuletzt durch Bedingungen der Virtualität seiner Erinnerungsfunktion entsteht. Die Vielfalt der aufgeworfenen Perspektiven konturiert so Eisenmans eigenständigen Beitrag zur postmetaphysischen Architekturtheorie und -praxis

Anleitung zum gl cklichen Leben Encheiridion

Author: Epiktet
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783050092072
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: History

Eine Ethik des Glücks Um ein glückliches Leben führen zu können, sollte der Mensch gemäß Epiktet (1./2. Jh. n. Chr.) frei von Affekten und unabhängig gegenüber allen Dingen der Außenwelt sein. Er sollte Haltung bewahren und nicht zu viel erwarten. "Die Meinung der anderen muss dir gleichgültig sein! Lass dich nicht aus der Fassung bringen! Wahre das rechte Maß!" Das kleine "Handbuch der Moral" hatte große Wirkung auf das frühe Christentum und das Denken der Menschen in byzantinischer Zeit. Goethe schätzte den Autor mehr als die so genannten großen Philosophen.

Marc Aurel Selbstbetrachtungen

Author: Marc Aurel
Publisher: epubli
ISBN: 9783746704173
Release Date: 2018-02-28
Genre: History

Der römische Kaiser Marc Aurel nimmt wahr, dass er sich an der Macht verändert hat. Er reflektiert seine grundlegenden ethischen Prinzipien. Auch bemerkt er, dass seine Macht die Art der anderen verändert hat, sich ihm zu nähern: Wie umgehen mit Schmeichlern und Heuchlern? Der Stoiker Marc Aurel folgt in vielerlei Hinsicht Seneca und Epikur, entwickelt aber auch eigene philosophische Ideen. Die »Selbstbetrachtungen« von Marc Aurel bieten einen seltenen Einblick in die Gefühls- und Gedankenwelt eines römischen Kaisers. Das Buch füllt damit eine Lücke der Geschichtsschreibung, die sich vornehmlich an äußeren Ereignissen und deren Datum orientiert. Die »Selbstbetrachtungen« eignen sich sowohl zum zügigen Durchlesen, als auch zum gelegentlichen Blättern.

The Moral Discourses of Epictetus Annotated

Author: Epictetus
Publisher:
ISBN: 9786050320329
Release Date: 2014-09-04
Genre: Philosophy

The Moral Discourses of Epictetus. This edition includes the Discourses and Selected Writings, The Enchiridion. Translated by Elizabeth Carter. Epictetus (AD c. 55–135) was a Greek sage and Stoic philosopher. He was born a slave at Hierapolis, Phrygia (Turkey), and lived in Rome until his banishment, when he went to Nicopolis in northwestern Greece for the rest of his life. His teachings were written down and published by his pupil Arrian in his Discourses. Philosophy, Epictetus taught, is a way of life and not just a theoretical discipline. To Epictetus, all external events are determined by fate, and are thus beyond our control; we should accept whatever happens calmly and dispassionately. However, individuals are responsible for their own actions, which they can examine and control through rigorous self-discipline. Both the Discourses (Book 1, 2, 3 and Book 4) and the Enchiridion begin by distinguishing between those things in our power and those things not in our power. That alone is in our power, which is our own work; and in this class are our opinions, impulses, desires, and aversions. What, on the contrary, is not in our power, are our bodies, possessions, glory, and power. Any delusion on this point leads to the greatest errors, misfortunes, and troubles, and to the slavery of the soul. The philosophy of Epictetus plays a key role in the 1998 novel by Tom Wolfe, A Man in Full. This was in part the outcome of discussions Wolfe had with James Stockdale (see above). The importance of Epictetus' Stoicism for Stockdale, its role in A Man in Full, and its significance in Gladiator (2000 film) is discussed by William O. Stephens in The Rebirth of Stoicism? Mohun Biswas, in the novel A House for Mr Biswas (1961), by V.S. Naipaul, is pleased to think himself a follower of Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius; the irony is that he never actually behaves as a Stoic. “Everything has two handles, the one by which it may be carried, the other by which it cannot” is the theme of Disturbances in the Field (1983), by Lynne Sharon Schwartz. Lydia, the central character, turns often to The Golden Sayings of Epictetus. A line from the Enchiridion is used as a title quotation in The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne, which translates to, "Not things, but opinions about things, trouble men." The quotation alludes to a theme of the novel about how the suffering of many of its characters is the result of the opinions and assumptions they make about reality.

Discourses Fragments Handbook

Author: Epictetus,
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199595181
Release Date: 2014-02
Genre: Fiction

This is the only complete modern translation of Epictetus's Discourses, together with the Handbook and fragments. A major work of Stoic practical ethics, the Discourses teach that the basis of happiness is up to us. This accessible new translation is accompanied by a full introduction and thorough notes.