Epictetus

[Revised entry by Margaret Graver on April 17, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] A Greek philosopher of 1st and early 2nd centuries C.E., and an exponent of Stoic ethics notable for the
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[Revised entry by Margaret Graver on April 17, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] A Greek philosopher of 1st and early 2nd centuries C.E., and an exponent of Stoic ethics notable for the consistency and power of his ethical thought and for effective methods of teaching. Epictetus's chief concerns are with integrity, self-management, and personal freedom, which he advocates by demanding of his students a thorough examination of two central ideas, the capacity he terms 'volition' (prohairesis) and the...

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