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Epictetus: His Continuing Influence and Contemporary Relevance

Epictetus (c. 50-c. 120 CE) was born a slave. His master, Epaphroditus, allowed him to attend the lectures of the Stoic philosopher Musonius Rufus and later gave him his freedom. From numerous references in his Discourses it is clear that Epictetus valued freedom as a precious possession. He would have been on the side of the many people living now who, while not actually enslaved, are denied true freedom by the harsh circumstances of their lives.


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New Essays on Adam Smith's Moral Philosophy

Adam Smith (1723-1790) was a Scottish philosopher who, with his good friend David Hume, can be ranked as the most famous of the 18th century 'Scottish Enlightenment' philosophers. He is most well-known for his 1776 book An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, perhaps the first modern work of economics; it was an instant success.


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Lucretius: His Continuing Influence and Contemporary Relevance

Lucretius (c. 99 BCE?c. 55 BCE) is the author of De Rerum Natura, a work which tries to explain and expound the doctrines of the earlier Greek philosopher Epicurus. The Epicurean view of the world is that it is composed entirely of atoms moving about in infinite space.


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Epicurus: His Continuing Influence and Contemporary Relevance
Epicurus: His Continuing Influence and Contemporary Relevance
Epicurus: His Continuing Influence and Contemporary Relevance

The philosophy of Epicurus (c. 341-271 B. C. E.), has been a quietly pervasive influence for more than two millennia. At present, when many long revered ideologies are proven empty, Epicureanism is powerfully and refreshingly relevant, offering a straightforward way of dealing with the issues of life and death. The chapters in this book provide a kaleidoscope of contemporary opinions about Epicurus' teachings. They tell us also about the archeological discoveries that promise to augment the scant remains we have of Epicurus's own writing.


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Ruminations

Quotations from the writings of Jalaluddin Mohammad Rumi, translated from the Persian by Zahra Partovi. Published by Vincent FitzGerald & Company.

An exhibition of Rumi works by Vincent FitzGerald & Co. was on view in 2012 at the Melbert B. Cary, Jr. Graphic Arts Collection.

 


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Philosophy Set: Epicurus, Lucretius, Adam Smith

This set includes the first three books in our Philosophy Series at a reduced price: EpicurusLucretius, and Adam Smith


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Philosophy Set: Epicurus, Lucretius, Adam Smith, Epictetus

This set includes the first four books in our Philosophy Series at a reduced price: Epicurus, Lucretius, Adam Smith, and Epictetus.


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