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Meditations: With Selected Correspond...

Marcus Aurelius

The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius is one of the best-known and most popular works of ancient philosophy, offering spiritual reflections on how best to understand the universe and one's place within it. In short, highly charged commen...

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Published: Sep 2011

The Eudemian Ethics

Aristotle

A major treatise on moral philosophy by Aristotle, this is the first time the Eudemian Ethics has been published in its entirety in any modern language. Equally important, the volume has been translated by Sir Anthony Kenny, one of Br...

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Published: Sep 2011

On Living and Dying Well

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Philosophical writings on "the good life" by the great Roman orator, in a vital new translationIn the first century BC, Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman orator, statesman, and defender of republican values, created these philoso...

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Published: Nov 2012

The Theater of War: What Ancient Trag...

Bryan Doerries

This is the personal and deeply passionate story of a life devoted to reclaiming the timeless power of an ancient artistic tradition to comfort the afflicted. For years, theater director Bryan Doerries has led an innovative public hea...

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Published: Aug 2016

Discourses, Fragments, Handbook

Epictetus

'About things that are within our power and those that are not.'Epictetus' Discourses have been the most widely read and influential of all writings of Stoic philosophy, from antiquity onwards. They set out the core ethical principles...

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Published: Mar 2014

The Philosophy of Epictetus: Golden S...

Epictetus

"Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.""There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.""Is there smoke...

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Published: Feb 2017

Philosophy for Life and Other Dangero...

Jules Evans

When philosophy rescued him from an emotional crisis, Jules Evans became fascinated by how ideas invented over two thousand years ago can help us today. He interviewed soldiers, psychologists, gangsters, astronauts, and anarchists and...

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Published: Oct 2013

Meditations

Aurelius Marcus

About Marcus Aurelius MeditationsMeditations is a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 AD, recording his private notes to himself and ideas on Stoic philosophy. Marcus Aurelius wrote the 12 boo...

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Published: Apr 2017

Examined Lives: From Socrates to Niet...

James Miller

A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 We all want to know how to live. But before the good life was reduced to ten easy steps or a prescription from the doctor, philosophers offered arresting answers to the most fundamental questions...

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Published: Jan 2012

How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Phil...

Massimo Pigliucci

In the tradition of How to Live and How Proust Can Change Your Life, a philosopher asks how ancient Stoicism can help us flourish todayWhenever we worry about what to eat, how to love, or simply how to be happy, we are worrying about ...

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Published: May 2018

Apology (The Apology of Socrates)

Plato

APOLOGY (The Apology of Socrates), by Plato, is the Socratic dialogue that offers the speech of legal self-defence, which Socrates presented at his trial for impiety and corruption in 399 BC.

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Published: Jun 2018

Plato - Gorgias: The Greatest Wealth ...

Plato

For someone whose influence has been so profound on Western thinking remarkably little is known of the Greek philosopher and thinker Plato. Due to the means and social status of his family Plato was most probably educated by some of ...

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Published: Mar 2018

Plato - Meno: Let Parents Bequeath to...

Plato

For someone whose influence has been so profound on Western thinking remarkably little is known of the Greek philosopher and thinker Plato. Due to the means and social status of his family Plato was most probably educated by some of A...

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Published: Feb 2018

Plato - Symposium: "life Must Be Live...

Plato

For someone whose influence has been so profound on Western thinking remarkably little is known of the Greek philosopher and thinker Plato. Due to the means and social status of his family Plato was most probably educated by some of ...

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Published: Feb 2018

Sophist and Statesman: Two Dialogues ...

Plato

These two dialogues by the greatest of the ancient Greek philosophers explore a vital concern of a democratic society: how to define the special abilities and qualities that make a genuine statesman. They further examine the distincti...

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Published: Feb 2018

The Defense of Socrates and Related D...

Plato

Socrates, the first of the great ancient Greek philosophers, left no written works. What survives of his philosophical thought are second-hand descriptions of his teachings and conversations―including, most famously, the accounts of...

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Published: Sep 2015

The Last Days of Socrates

Plato

A new translation of Plato's four-part dialogue that eulogizes the genius of his mentor Socrates. Plato's account of Socrates' trial and death in 399 BC represents a significant moment in Western literature as well as a watershed in ...

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Published: Apr 2003

Theaetetus

Plato

'What exactly is knowledge?'The Theaetetus is a seminal text in the philosophy of knowledge, and is acknowledged as one of Plato's finest works. Cast as a conversation between Socrates and a clever but modest student, Theaetetus, it e...

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Published: May 2014

Theaetetus (Dover Thrift Editions)

Plato

What is knowledge? A systematic treatment of this question takes the form of a dialogue between the great philosopher Socrates and his student, Theaetetus. They explore a variety of answers, including knowledge as perception; knowled...

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Published: Aug 2018

Stoicism and the Art of Happiness: Pr...

Donald Robertson

The stoics lived a long time ago, but they had some startling insights into the human condition-insights which endure to this day. The philosophical tradition, founded in Athens by Zeno of Citium in 301 BC, endured as an active moveme...

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Published: Aug 2018

Seneca's Letters from a Stoic

Seneca

As chief advisor to the emperor Nero, Lucius Annaeus Seneca was most influential in ancient Rome as a power behind the throne. His lasting fame derives from his writings on Stoic ideology, in which philosophy is a practical form of se...

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Published: Oct 2016

The Cynic Philosophers: From Diogenes...

Various

A unique new volume illuminating the philosophy of the ancient Greek and Roman Cynics The Greek Cynics owned no property and rejected fame and fortune, living almost entirely out of doors while surviving on wild plants and water from...

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Published: Feb 2013

The Porch and the Cross: Ancient Stoi...

Kevin Vost

Regardless of their sometimes ambiguous concepts of God, the Roman Stoic philosophers did acknowledge Him, but on the basis of reason alone, because they had not met Christ. Nonetheless, they did deduce from God's existence our need t...

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Published: Feb 2016

Rome and Rhetoric: Shakespeare's Juli...

Garry Wills

Renaissance plays and poetry in England were saturated with the formal rhetorical twists that a Latin education made familiar to audiences and readers. Yet a formally educated man like Ben Jonson was unable to make these ornaments com...

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Published: Jan 2013

Introducing Aristotle: A Graphic Guid...

Rupert Woodfin

Aristotle was named the "master of those who know." He is a foundational thinker in almost every field of inquiry and for fifteen hundred years he remained the paradigm of knowledge itself. Even today, his contributions to, ...

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Published: Nov 2010
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