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The Stoic Life: Emotions, Duties, and Fate

Tad Brennan


This reader-friendly introduction to the ethical system of the Ancient Greek Stoics combines state-of-the art scholarship with lively and accessible prose. It builds on the renewed attention that the Hellenistic philosophers have enjoyed in the last few decades, incorporating the best results of recent critical debates while staking out new positions on a variety of topics. Starting from scrupulous attention to the evidence (references are provided to all of the standard collections of Stoic texts), it then provides translations of the original texts, with extensive annotations that will allow ... More

Keywords: Stoicism, Chrysippus, Epictetus, ethics, emotions, duties, fate, determinism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199256266
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006 DOI:10.1093/0199256268.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tad Brennan, author
Department of Philosophy, Northwestern University
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