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The Ethics of the Stoic Epictetus

An English Translation, Revised Edition

by William O. Stephens (Author)
Monographs XLVI, 336 Pages
Series: Revisioning Philosophy, Volume 2

Summary

This text remains the only English translation of Bonhöffer’s classic, definitive examination of Epictetus’s ethics. Thorough, knowledgeable, perceptive, and accessible, the unity of this book and its thematic presentation make it an invaluable resource for both scholars and general readers eager to apply Stoic thinking in their daily lives. The translation is crisp, clear, consistent, and very readable. Careful attention to the details and nuances of the German as well as the Greek of Epictetus make this an excellent achievement. This new edition includes a useful biography of Bonhöffer, a new overview of the last twenty years of scholarship on Epictetus, and an extensive bibliography. It is essential reading for students taking courses on ancient Hellenistic or Roman philosophy, their instructors, and any non-academics who want to learn Stoicism.

Details

Pages
XLVI, 336
ISBN (Book)
9781433176166
Language
English
Published
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Oxford, Wien, 2021. XLVI, 336 pp.

Biographical notes

William O. Stephens (Author)

William O. Stephens is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Creighton University. His books include Marcus Aurelius: A Guide for the Perplexed (2012), Stoic Ethics: Epictetus and Happiness as Freedom (2007), and The Person: Readings in Human Nature (2006).

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Title: The Ethics of the Stoic Epictetus