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A. A. Long, one of the world's leading writers on ancient philosophy, presents eighteen essays on the philosophers and schools of the Hellenistic and Roman periods-Epicureans, Stoics, and Sceptics. The discussion ranges over four centuries of innovative and challenging thought in ethics and politics, psychology, epistemology, and cosmology.

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A. A. Long is a Professor in the Department of Classics, University of California, Berkeley. He has been a visiting professor at many other European universities, including most recently appointment as Belle van Zuylen Professor of Philosophy at the University of Utrecht. His other books include Hellenistic Philosophy: Stoics, Epicureans, Sceptics (which has been translated into eight languages), the two-volume source book, The Hellenistic Philosophers (co-authored with David Sedley), Stoic Studies, and Epictetus: A Stoic and Socratic Guide to Life (O.U.P.).

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Book Description Oxford University Press, 2006. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Preface Acknowledgements Citations and Abbreviations Part One: General 1. Hellenistic ethics and philosophical power 2. Hellenistics ethics as the art of life Part Two: Scepticism 3. Aristotle and the history of Greek scepticism 4. Timon: Pyrrhonist and satirist 5. Arcesilaus in his time and place 6. Scepticism about gods in Hellenistic philosophy 7. Astrology: arguments pro and contra Part Three: Epicureanism 8. Chance and laws of nature in Epicureanism 9. Lucretius and the Epicurean self 10. Pleasure and social utility--the virtues of being Epicurean Part Four: Early Stoicism 11. Zeno's epistemology and Plato's Theaetetus 12. Stoic psychology and the elucidation of language 13. The Stoics on world-Conflagration and everlasting recurrence Part Five: Cicero, and Roman Stoicism 14. Cicero's Plato and Aristotle 15. Cicero's politics in De officiis 16. Stoic philosophers on persons, property ownership and community 17. Seneca on the self: why now? 18. Epictetus on understanding and managing emotions Bibliography Index of subjects Index locorum. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0199279128

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