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By John Sellars

One of the preferred of the Hellenistic colleges of philosophy in antiquity, Stoicism flourished for a few years and has remained a continuing presence through the heritage of Western philosophy. Its doctrines appealed to humans from all strata of historical society-from the slave Epictetus to the emperor Marcus Aurelius. This publication offers a lucid, accomplished advent to this nice philosophical university. It provides an outline of the background of the varsity, covers its philosophy as a approach, and explores the 3 major branches of Stoic thought. John Sellars contains historic details at the existence and works of the traditional Stoic philosophers and summaries, analyses, and value determinations in their vital doctrines in good judgment, physics, and ethics. He additionally encompasses a attention-grabbing account of the Stoic legacy from later antiquity to the current. the amount features a word list and chronology, which, including its obtainable but authoritative procedure, makes it the best selection for college students, students, and basic readers drawn to what Stoicism has intended, either philosophically and traditionally, for western civilization.

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