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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Should happiness be attained by reforming the world around us for the better or by accepting it as it is?

Two of the most influent philosophers in the antiquity proposed different perspectives on how we should attain happiness: Plato and Epictetus. Plato points out that our civilization contains ...
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Epictetus quote on Love and Wise

"If someone is incapable of distinguishing good things from bad and neutral things from either – well, how could such a person be capable of love? The power to love, then, belongs only to the ...
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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 ...
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