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How to Be Free - An Ancient Guide to the Stoic Life (Hardcover): Epictetus

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How to Be Free - An Ancient Guide to the Stoic Life (Hardcover)

Epictetus; Translated by Anthony Long; Introduction by Anthony Long

Series: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Readers

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A superb new edition of Epictetus's famed handbook on Stoicism--translated by one of the world's leading authorities on Stoic philosophy Born a slave, the Roman Stoic philosopher Epictetus (c. 55-135 AD) taught that mental freedom is supreme, since it can liberate one anywhere, even in a prison. In How to Be Free, A. A. Long--one of the world's leading authorities on Stoicism and a pioneer in its remarkable contemporary revival--provides a superb new edition of Epictetus's celebrated guide to the Stoic philosophy of life (the Encheiridion) along with a selection of related reflections in his Discourses. Freedom, for Epictetus, is not a human right or a political prerogative but a psychological and ethical achievement, a gift that we alone can bestow on ourselves. We can all be free, but only if we learn to assign paramount value to what we can control (our motivations and reactions), treat what we cannot control with equanimity, and view our circumstances as opportunities to do well and be well, no matter what happens to us through misfortune or the actions of other people. How to Be Free features splendid new translations and the original Greek on facing pages, a compelling introduction that sets Epictetus in context and describes the importance of Stoic freedom today, and an invaluable glossary of key words and concepts. The result is an unmatched introduction to this powerful method of managing emotions and handling life's situations, from the most ordinary to the most demanding.

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Imprint: Princeton University Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Readers
Release date: September 2018
First published: 2019
Authors: Epictetus
Translators: Anthony Long
Introduction by: Anthony Long
Dimensions: 179 x 122 x 26mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Trade binding
Pages: 232
ISBN-13: 978-0-691-17771-7
Languages: English
Subtitles: English
Categories: Books > Humanities > Philosophy
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Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Ancient Western philosophy to c 500 > General
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Ethics & moral philosophy > General
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Ethics & moral philosophy
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Ethics & moral philosophy > General
Books > Philosophy > Western philosophy
Books > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Ancient Western philosophy to c 500
Books > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Ancient Western philosophy to c 500 > General
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LSN: 0-691-17771-6
Barcode: 9780691177717

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