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Unformatted text preview: That is why I favored him over Aristotle mostly because he believed that we should not be held accountable for things that our out of our control unlike Aristotle who said that you had to basically be lucky in order to live a good life. He also grew up in the time of when the Roman Empire was at it strongest with Marcus Aurelius. The other thing that I liked about Epictetus is that he was a self- made man so to say. He was born into poverty and he ended up being one of the most influential philosophers of our time. That is where Aristotle was wrong. The reason why I believe that Aristotle was wrong was because he was never in poverty from what I read and he thought that if you were in poverty then you basically had no chance at life. All in all out of the two books that we have read throughout this semester this one has been my favorite because it was such a great read to enjoy. Charles Arnold Professor Mills 2/06/08...
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- Winter '08