Epictetus was a Greek Stoic philosopher. This short "handbook", which was actually written down by one of his pupils, is a guide to daily living. It has been read by countless people over the centuries because of it's sensibility and and it's easy application to daily living. Unlike some of his forefathers in philosophy, like Plato and Aristotle, he focuses on how to practically apply oneself on a philosophical level.More
Epictetus was a second-century stoic Greek philosopher whose beliefs were recorded by his disciple Arrian in this short volume of aphorisms, Manual for Living.
While other philosophers were concerned about metaphysics, Epictetus' writing centers around applying philosophy to daily life. His primary teachings involve understanding the concept of fate and realizing which events are out of our control. Those who find true happiness, he finds, don't look for external events to change, but find it from within.
With his rich voice, Jim Roberts provides an uninflected and stately reading of this ancient forerunner to the self-help manual.
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