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  • Meditations
    Meditations (English, Hardback) Marcus Aurelius

    Offers a range of spiritual reflections and exercises developed as the leader struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe. This book covers diverse topics such as the question of virtue, human rationality, the nature of the gods and emotions.

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  • Letters from a Stoic
    Letters from a Stoic (English, Hardback) Lucius Annaeus Seneca

    Selected from the Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium, this title presents a set of 'essays in disguise' from one of the insightful philosophers of the Silver Age of Roman literature.

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  • A Guide to the Good Life
    A Guide to the Good Life (English, Hardback) William B. Irvine

    Using the psychological insights and the practical techniques of the ancient Roman Stoics, Irvine offers a road map for anyone seeking to avoid the feelings of chronic dissatisfaction that plague so many.

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  • On the Shortness of Life
    On the Shortness of Life (English, Paperback) Lucius Annaeus Seneca

    The Stoic writings of the philosopher Seneca offer powerful insights into the art of living and the importance of reason and morality and continue to provide profound guidance to many through their eloquence, lucidity and timeless wisdom.

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  • A New History of Western Philosophy
    A New History of Western Philosophy (English, Paperback) Anthony Kenny

    Sir Anthony Kenny presents a fascinating and authoritative new history of Western philosophy. Specially written for a broad popular readership, Kenny's lucid and stimulating history will become the definitive work for anyone interested in the people and ideas that shaped the course of Western thought.

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  • Discourses, Fragments, Handbook
    Discourses, Fragments, Handbook (English, Paperback) Epictetus

    This is the only complete modern translation of Epictetus's Discourses, together with the Handbook and fragments. A major work of Stoic practical ethics, the Discourses teach that the basis of happiness is up to us. This accessible new translation is accompanied by a full introduction and thorough notes.

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  • Meditations
    Meditations (English, Paperback) Marcus Aurelius

    A translation of one of the most important texts of Western philosophy.

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  • The Nicomachean Ethics
    The Nicomachean Ethics (English, Paperback) Aristotle

    In the Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle examines the nature of happiness, which he defines as a specially good kind of life. He considers the nature of practical reasoning, friendship, and the role and importance of the moral virtues in the best life. This new edition features a revised translation and valuable new introduction and notes.

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  • Meditations
    Meditations (English, Paperback) Marcus Aurelius

    Meditations is a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor 161?180 CE, setting forth his ideas on Stoic philosophy.Marcus Aurelius wrote the 12 books of the Meditations in Koine Greek as a source for his own guidance and self-improvement. It is possible that large portions of the work were written at Sirmium, where he spent much time planning military campaigns from 170 to 180....

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  • Poetics
    Poetics (English, Paperback) Aristotle

    A founding text of European aestheticism and literary criticism, Poetics underpins our moden understanding of imaginative writing. Anthony Kenny's new translation is accompanied by associated material from Plato, Sir Philip Sidney, P. B. Shelley, and Dorothy L. Sayers and a wide-ranging introduction.

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  • The Illusion of Us
    The Illusion of Us (English, Paperback) Matthew LaCroix

    Do you ever find yourself staring longingly into the night sky, aspiring for something greater in this life than simply slaving for money and paying bills? How did we become so lost and disconnected to the world and universe around us? Does humanity have amnesia of the past due to global cataclysms which wiped out most of the evidence of who we really are and those who echoed before us?It's time...

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  • Of Human Freedom
    Of Human Freedom (English, Paperback) Epictetus

    A practical guide to moral self-improvement and living a good life. It tackles questions of freedom and imprisonment, stubbornness and fear, family, friendship and love, and leaves an intriguing document of daily life in the classical world.

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  • Sayings and Anecdotes
    Sayings and Anecdotes (English, Paperback) Diogenes

    A unique edition of the sayings of Diogenes, whose biting wit and eccentricity inspired the anecdotes that express his Cynic philosophy. It includes the accounts of his immediate successors, such as Crates and Hipparchia, and the witty moral preacher Bion. The contrasting teachings of the Cyrenaics and the hedonistic Aristippos complete the volume.

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  • Stolen Legacy
    Stolen Legacy (English, Paperback) George G M James

    George Granville Monah James was a South American historian and author, best known for his 1954 book Stolen Legacy, in which he argued that Greek philosophy originated in ancient Egypt."The term 'Greek philosophy,' to begin with is a misnomer, for there is no such philosophy in existence. The ancient Egyptians had developed a very complex religious system, called the Mysteries, which was also the...

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  • Orpheus and the Roots of Platonism
    Orpheus and the Roots of Platonism (English, Paperback) Algis Uzdavinys

    A book on the religious, mystic origins and substance of philosophy. This is a critical survey of ancient and modern sources and of scholarly works dealing with Orpheus and everything related to this major figure of ancient Greek myth, religion and philosophy. Here poetic madness meets religious initiation and Platonic philosophy. This book contains fascinating insights into the usually downplaid...

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  • Classical Philosophy
    Classical Philosophy (English, Paperback) Peter Adamson

    In 43 lively chapters Peter Adamson tells the story of philosophy from its beginnings to Plato and Aristotle. Most histories jump from one famous name to another, but Adamson shows that the people and ideas in between, usually overlooked, are fascinating and significant. Based on his popular podcasts, this is serious history with a light touch.

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  • Philosophy in the Hellenistic and Roman Worlds
    Philosophy in the Hellenistic and Roman Worlds (English, Hardback) Peter Adamson

    Peter Adamson offers an accessible, humorous tour through a period of eight hundred years when some of the most influential of all schools of thought were formed. He introduces us to Cynics and Skeptics, Epicureans and Stoics, emperors and slaves, and traces the development of early Christian philosophy and of ancient science.

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  • Greek and Roman Political Ideas
    Greek and Roman Political Ideas (Paperback) Melissa Lane

    Where do our ideas about politics come from? What can we learn from the Greeks and Romans? How should we exercise power? This book deals with these questions.

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  • Symposium
    Symposium (English, Paperback) Plato

    A philosophical text about the genesis, purpose and nature of love, and is the origin of the concept of Platonic love.

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