Questions tagged [epictetus]

Questions about the thought of the Greek Stoic philosopher Epictetus (c. 50 – 135 AD), whose teaching were written down by his pupil Arrian (i.e. in 'Discourses' and 'Enchiridion').

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How does Epictetus define personhood?

In the Enchiridion, Epictetus says: “Our master is anyone who has the power to implement or prevent the things that we want or don’t want. Whoever wants to be free, therefore, should wish for nothing ...