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.

Constellation Myths

Author: Eratosthenes
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198716983
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Literary Collections

"First published as an Oxford world's classics paperback, 2015."--Verso of title page.

Das Vaterunser in seinen antiken Kontexten

Author: Florian Wilk
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 9783647540528
Release Date: 2016-02-15
Genre: Fiction

Wer das Vaterunser seinen Aussagen und seiner Intention nach verstehen will, muss es innerhalb der antiken Zusammenhänge betrachten, in denen es entstand, überliefert wurde und ein ums andere Mal ausgelegt worden ist. Beschränkt man sich auf die ältesten Quellen, sind dabei die drei frühchristlichen Schriften zu berücksichtigen, die das Gebet in je anderem Wortlaut anführen, ferner sein ursprünglicher Überlieferungszusammenhang sowie die für das entstehende Christentum maßgeblichen religionsgeschichtlichen Horizonte. Der vorliegende Band vereint demgemäß sechs Beiträge, die das Gebet in jeweils einem dieser Kontexte verorten: Jörg Frey untersucht das Vaterunser im Horizont antik-jüdischen Betens, Reinhard Feldmeier im Kontext der paganen Gebetsliteratur; Florian Wilk präsentiert es als Element der frühen Jesusüberlieferung, Peter von der Osten Sacken als Zugang zum Matthäusevangelium; Michael Wolter interpretiert es im Rahmen des Lukasevangeliums, Jürgen Wehnert im Duktus der Didache. Insgesamt ergeben die Beiträge ein ebenso facettenreiches wie im Kern kohärentes Gesamtbild vom Vaterunser in seinen antiken Kontexten. Der Band basiert auf einem Symposium anlässlich des 90. Geburtstages von Eduard Lohse und dient dem Gedenken an ihn als theologischen Lehrer. Er führt daher auch seine Bibliographie fort und bringt sie zum Abschluss.

Trees on Mars

Author: Hal Niedzviecki
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 9781609806385
Release Date: 2015-10-20
Genre: Social Science

The future is big right now—for perhaps the first time, our society is more focused on what is going to happen in the future than what is happening right now. In Trees on Mars: Our Obsession with the Future, cultural critic and indie entrepreneur Hal Niedzviecki asks how and when we started believing we could and should “create the future.” What is it like to live in a society utterly focused on what is going to happen next? Through visits to colleges, corporations, tech conferences, factories and more, Niedzviecki traces the story of how owning the future has become irresistible to us. In deep conversation with both the beneficiaries and victims of our relentless obsession with the future, Niedzviecki asks crucial questions: Where are we actually heading? How will we get there? And whom may we be leaving behind?

Business for Bohemians

Author: Tom Hodgkinson
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780241244814
Release Date: 2016-10-06
Genre: Business & Economics

Everyone should work for themselves. But don't cashflow forecasts, tax returns and P&Ls all sound a bit of a faff? Fear not: help is at hand. In Business for Bohemians, Tom Hodgkinson combines practical advice with laugh-out-loud anecdote to create a refreshingly candid guidebook for all of us who aspire to a greater degree of freedom in our working lives. Whether you dream of launching your own startup or profiting from your creativity in your spare time, Business for Bohemians will equip you with the tools to turn your talents into a profitable and enjoyable business. Accounting need no longer be a dark art. You will become au fait with business plans and a friend of the spreadsheet. You will discover that laziness can be a virtue. Above all, you will realise that freedom from the nine-to-five life is achievable - and, with Hodgkinson's comforting, pragmatic and extremely funny advice at hand, you might even enjoy yourself along the way. Tom Hodgkinson is the founder and editor of The Idler and the bestselling author of How to be Idle, How to be Free, The Idle Parent and Brave Old World. In 2011 he and his partner Victoria opened the Idler Academy in London, an independent bookshop, coffeehouse and cultural centre which offers online and real-world courses in everything from philosophy and calligraphy to business skills and self-defence.

Selfhood and the Soul

Author: Richard Seaford
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780191083044
Release Date: 2017-02-23
Genre: Literary Collections

Selfhood and the Soul is a collection of new and original essays in honour of Christopher Gill, Emeritus Professor of Ancient Thought at the University of Exeter. All of the essays in the volume contribute to a shared project - the exploration of ancient concepts of self and soul, understood in a broad sense - and, as in the work of the honorand himself, they are distinguished by a diversity of approach and subject matter, ranging widely across disciplinary boundaries to cover ancient philosophy, psychology, medical writing, and literary criticism. They can be read separately or together, taking the reader on a journey through topics and themes as varied as money, love, hope, pleasure, rage, free will, metempsychosis, Roman imperialism, cookery, and the Underworld, yet all committed to examining central issues about the experience of being a person and the question of how best to live. The international line-up of contributors includes many established figures in the disciplines of classical literature, ancient philosophy, and ancient medicine, as well as several younger scholars. All have been inspired by Christopher Gill's contributions to scholarly research in these fields and their collective work aspires to honour through imitation his remarkable combination of range with focus.


Author: Frederic Lenoir
Publisher: Melville House
ISBN: 9781612194417
Release Date: 2015-04-07
Genre: Self-Help

A huge bestseller in Europe, Frederic Lenoir’s Happiness is an exciting journey that examines how history’s greatest philosophers and religious figures have answered life’s most fundamental question: What is happiness and how do I achieve it? From the ancient Greeks on—from Aristotle, Plato, and Chuang Tzu to the Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad; from Voltaire, Spinoza, and Schopenhauer to Kant, Freud, and even modern neuroscientists—Lenoir considers the idea that true and lasting happiness is indeed possible. In clear language, Lenoir concisely surveys what the greatest thinkers of all time have had to say on the subject, and, with charming prose, raises provocative questions: · Do we have a duty to be happy? · Is there a connection between individual and collective happiness? · Is happiness contagious? · Is there a difference between pleasure and happiness? · Can unhappiness and happiness coexist? · Does our happiness depend on our luck? Understanding how civilization’s best minds have answered those questions, Lenoir suggests, not only makes for a fascinating reading experience, but also provides a way for us to see us how happiness, that most elusive of feelings, is attainable in our own lives.

O Estoicismo Hoje Sabedoria Antiga para a Vida Moderna

Author: Patrick Ussher
Publisher: Babelcube Inc.
ISBN: 9781507117330
Release Date: 2015-08-31
Genre: Self-Help

Da ética estoica às emoções, de prefeitos estoicos e a atenção plena à filosofia prática, à criação dos filhos, à psicoterapia e às penitenciárias, de Star Trek e Sócrates a advogados estoicos, à literatura e ao viver estoico em geral, este livro apresenta uma coletânea abrangente de reflexões sobre como viver uma vida estoica hoje em dia. Você encontrará conselhos sobre como lidar com a adversidade, reflexões sobre a felicidade e a boa vida e depoimentos pessoais significativos de pessoas que colocam em prática o Estoicismo. Conhecerá também as ligações entre o Estoicismo e a psicoterapia, a meditação da atenção plena e as partes da cultura pop em que o Estoicismo surge inusitadamente. O livro será de interesse para acadêmicos e não acadêmicos, pois diz respeito às várias formas com que essa filosofia e modo de vida de 2300 anos permanece relevante para as preocupações e necessidades dos dias atuais.

Epictet und die Stoa

Author: Adolf Bonhöffer
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 1334351856
Release Date: 2016-11-21

Excerpt from Epictet und die Stoa: Untersuchungen zur Stoischen Philosophie Was die F orni meines Buches betrifft, so muss ich bemerken, dass ich in dem Bestreben moglichster Kurzung sehr haufig unterlassen habe, den Inhalt der hergesetzten Citate vorher oder nachher kurz herauszustellen und zusammenzufassen, ebenso, dass ich mir erlaubt habe, haufig, doch, wie ich hoffe, nie in eigentlich storender Weise, deutsche und griechische Worte in der Konstruktion aufeinander zu beziehen. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."

Vivre le sto cisme aujourd hui

Author: Patrick Ussher
Publisher: Babelcube Inc.
ISBN: 9781507155400
Release Date: 2017-01-21
Genre: Self-Help

Le stoïcisme, philosophie pratiquée comme un mode de vie par les grecs et les romains de l’Antiquité, résonne encore aujourd’hui dans notre monde. Cet ouvrage a pour vocation de faire découvrir les multiples aspects du stoïcisme moderne tout en invitant chacun à appliquer cette philosophie dans sa vie quotidienne. De nombreux auteurs, issus de divers horizons, témoignent des solutions qu’ils inventent chaque jour pour vivre le stoïcisme et dépasser les obstacles qui ne manquent pas de se présenter. En trente-sept essais, ces stoïciens d’aujourd’hui abordent une large palette de thèmes, propres à ce courant de pensée : les émotions, l’éthique, l’adversité, la pleine conscience, le bonheur... Mais ils explorent aussi de nouveaux domaines : les liens entre la psychothérapie et le stoïcisme, la surprenante place qu’il occupe dans la culture moderne, ou encore les armes dont dispose un stoïcien contre la société de consommation. En offrant des pistes d’action ainsi que des éléments de réflexion à chacun - universitaires ou non, connaisseurs ou néophytes – Vivre le Stoïcisme Aujourd’hui montre que cette philosophie vieille de 2300 ans demeure un moyen pertinent et concret de faire face aux difficultés et aux besoins de notre époque.

Das Buch vom gegl ckten Leben

Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406703102
Release Date: 2016-12-15
Genre: Philosophy

In seinem Handbüchlein weist Epiktet einen zeitlos modernen Weg, sich von jenen zweifelhaften Werten und Überzeugungen freizumachen, die den Menschen versklaven. Wer sich unter Epiktets Anleitung wahre innere Freiheit erwirbt, den wird nichts und niemand mehr hindern können, glücklich und zufrieden zu leben. Es ist nicht erstaunlich, dass Epiktets praxisorientierte Philosophie in einer unsicheren Zeit entstand. Philosophie wird zum Mittel der Krisenbewältigung, zur Lebenshilfe, zu einem höchstes irdisches Glück verheißenden Religionsersatz.

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.

Cross bearing in Luke

Author: Sverre Bøe
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 3161504194
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Religion

Luke records twice how Jesus called on people to take up or carry their crosses. He also reports how Simon of Cyrene carried Jesus' cross behind Jesus. No metaphorical uses of the well-known phenomenon of cross-bearing were confirmed in any language prior to the Gospels. The idiom was also unknown in Semitic languages. What did a call to become a voluntary cross-bearer sound like before the cross became kitsch? In Luke's Gospel, cross-bearing is connected with self-denial and hating one's family. Not only the disciples, but all are called on to take up their crosses. Since cross-bearing is a daily duty, it can hardly refer to martyrdom, and cannot be linked to imitation. Sverre Boe argues that the cross signifies death through radical self-denial, but not as ascetic exercises. His book includes a survey of the history of scholarship on the five Synoptic texts of cross-bearing.