Seneca S Letters From A Stoic

Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486817865
Size: 66.14 MB
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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 self-improvement rather than a matter of argument or wordplay. Seneca's letters to a young friend advise action rather than reflection, addressing the issues that confront every generation: how to achieve a good life; how to avoid corruption and self-indulgence; and how to live without fear of death. Written in an intimate, conversational style, the letters reflect the traditional Stoic focus on living in accordance with nature and accepting the world on its own terms. The philosopher emphasizes the Roman values of courage, self-control, and rationality, yet he remains remarkably modern in his tolerant and cosmopolitan attitude. Rich in epigrammatic wit, Seneca's interpretation of Stoicism constitutes a timeless and inspiring declaration of the dignity of the individual mind.


Author: Plato
ISBN: 9783534240609
Size: 70.44 MB
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Toward Kantian Cosmopolitanism

Author: Lorena Cebolla Sanahuja
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319639889
Size: 18.20 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book examines the history of cosmopolitanism from its origins in the ancient world up to its use in Kantian political philosophy. Taking the idea of ‘common property of the land’ as a starting point, the author makes the original case that attention to this concept is needed to properly understand the notion of cosmopolitan citizenship. Offering a reconstruction of cosmopolitanism from an interdisciplinary point of view, Toward Kantian Cosmopolitanism shows how the concept sits at the intersection between philosophical debates, legal realities and the origins of the construction of the discipline of international law. Essential reading for all researchers and advances students of cosmopolitanism, political philosophy and the history of international law, it broadens the current understanding of the concept of cosmopolitanism and reflects on cosmopolitan studies from a historical and philosophical point of view.

Basic Flying Instruction

Author: Charles Gidley Wheeler
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595321607
Size: 61.17 MB
Format: PDF
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BASIC FLYING INSTRUCTION"Plato compares the human being to a winged chariot driven by a rational charioteer and drawn by two horses, one spirited but amenable to discipline, the other self-indulgent and reluctant to obey commands even when they are accompanied by the whip." Based on his recent philosophy degree course at the University of Durham, novelist, screenwriter, and ex-Navy pilot Charles Gidley Wheeler provides a clear, concise, and comprehensive overview of Western philosophy, its relation to science and logic, and its application to personal, social, and political dilemmas of the twenty-first century. Starting from the premise that nothingness cannot exist, the author shows how both physics and philosophy seem to be leading us to the unavoidable conclusion that to think in terms of an absolute God who has the power to reward or punish us is not only irrational but divisive and dangerous to the survival of mankind. The important conclusion of the book is that until it is universally accepted that we are all one, and that to injure another nation is to injure one's own, wars and terrorism will inevitably continue. "Charles Wheeler has had the bright idea of using his own course in philosophy as a framework for an introduction to the discipline, and has written an accessible and lively book getting across his own particular enthusiasm for Spinoza."-David M. Knight, MA, Dphil, University of Durham "Basic Flying Instruction is a book that will help you fly happily through life."-John Weaver, " an excellent book, clearly suitable for a bright school-age pupil."- B.J. Lenon, M.A., Head Master, Harrow School.

Facing Our Mortality Without Fear Advice From The Great Philosophers

Author: Robert Bonser
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462034004
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The fear of our mortality is a common and natural fear among humans. There is a proud tradition in philosophy of being able to offer consolation and comfort for the trials and tribulations of life, including the greatest and final trial - death. Socrates said that whether death is extinction or the persistence of the soul in an afterlife, it is nothng to fear. The first half of the book" Montaigne on the Fear of Death" shows how we can overcome our fear even if death is extinction, and the second half, "A Philosopher's View of Heaven" presents a positive portrayal of "heaven" based on reason rather than revelation, and one which helps to make sense of our earthly life.

Index Aeschyleus

Author: G. Italie
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004010680
Size: 16.96 MB
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Platon Apologia

Author: Plato
ISBN: 9781540747846
Size: 27.72 MB
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I Apoloy�a Sokr�tous �nai s�ngramma tou Pl�tona, to op�o pithan�tata gr�phtike to 397 p. Kh. � 396 p. Kh. �nai monadik� mi dialoyik� �rgo tou Pl�tona, all� kai o m�nos platonik�s di�logos ston op�o o Pl�tonas anaph�ri �ti �tan par�n sto yegon�s. Aft� oposd�pote eniskh�i ti theor�a tou istoriko� kharakt�ra tis Apoloy�as. �pita ap� tin katigor�a ton �nitou, M�lita kai L�konos enant�on tou Sokr�ti, o phil�sophos ekph�nise ousiastik� tris l�gous, prospath�ntas t�so na apoloyith� �so kai na anair�si tis katigor�es� to tr�to m�ros tou l�gou tou �khi �mesi skh�si me ti psiphophor�a tou dikastir�ou kai tin ap�phas� tou. To platonik� aft� �rgo apotel� m�a el�ftheri ap�dosi tou dikaniko� l�gou pou ekph�nise o Sokr�tis to 399 p. Kh. sto dikast�rio tis Ilia�as, antimetop�zontas tin katigor�a �ti den p�steve stous theo�s tis p�lis, all� is�gaye kain� daim�nia kai di�phthire me tis didaskal�es tou tous n�ous.