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The wisdom of epictetus

ISBN: 9780857089953
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Capstone
Origin: GB
Release Date: May, 2024

Book Details

Explore the ancient Stoic way of thinking and the valuable lessons it holds for contemporary life. This new volume contains the Enchiridion and selected Discourses of the great Stoic philosopher Epictetus, who believed that moral philosophy should be a practical guide to leading a better life. His works offer timeless instruction on how to live authentically, ‘in accordance with nature’. Like other prominent Stoic thinkers Seneca and Marcus Aurelius, Epictetus teaches us to attain self-mastery through the use of reason and virtuous living. In this striking addition to the Capstone Classics series, you can discover-or rediscover-the renowned Greek philosopher’s guide to living the best life possible. Epictetus teaches that personal power and peace of mind are your birthright. Epictetus focused on maintaining discipline in matters that are under our control, and letting go of matters that are not. The key to improving oneself is to learn what is ‘in one’s power’, not judging as good or bad anything over which we have no sway. In this remarkably simple yet transformative worldview, we gain peace of mind and have a greater impact on the world.