Epictetus

Epictetus - Epictetus (50-130 A.D.) or Stoicism Also...

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Epictetus (50-130 A.D.) or Stoicism Also Cicero, Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, + Christian ethics Determinists Goal: apatheia Themes: What is up to us: 1) Some things are up to us, some things are not, The things that are our own doing are up to us 8) Want things to happen as they do happen and life will go well Adjust your desires to reality 17) You are an actor in a play that is as the playwright wants it to be Play your part well 27) A target is not set up to be missed Nothing bad by nature happens in the world Follow Nature
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2) Someone who fails to get what he desires his us unfortunate, someone who falls into what he is adverse to, he has met misfortune So be adverse to only those things which are unnatural and you will not meet misfortune 9) Illness interferes with the body not the faculty of choice 12) If you want to make progress give up all considerations that make you upset being upset View misfortunes as the price for happiness
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2010 for the course PHL 347 taught by Professor Kelley during the Spring '10 term at Bradley.

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