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The Philosophy of Epictetus

Theodore Scaltsas and Andrew S. Mason


The Stoic philosopher Epictetus has been one of the most influential of ancient thinkers, both in antiquity itself and in modern times. This book includes ten chapters which discuss Epictetus' thought on a wide range of subjects, including ethics, logic, theology, and psychology. They explore his relations to his predecessors (including his two philosophical heroes, Socrates and Diogenes the Cynic, as well as the earlier Stoic tradition) and examine his influence on later thinkers. Topics which receive special attention include Epictetus' conception of philosophical education; his view of God, ... More

Keywords: Diogenes, education, God, perspectives, proairesis, roles, Stoic tradition, Socrates, vocation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199233076
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233076.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Theodore Scaltsas, editor
University of Edinburgh
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Andrew S. Mason, editor
King's College London