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Selected letters of Seneca

Seneca the Younger

Selected letters of Seneca

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Published by Loyola University Press in Chicago .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementwith introduction and notes by Matthew Germing.
ContributionsGerming, Matthew, b. 1867
The Physical Object
Pagination111 p. ;
Number of Pages111
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16548338M

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The point of view of a grieving person is quite different from that of those who wish to offer comfort. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert Selected letters of Seneca book by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more. Fantham's invaluable introduction discusses Seneca's family and political career, his many and varied writings, the nature of the letters as genuine epistles or fiction, their philosophical concerns, and other social and cultural aspects. Other scholars applaud what they see as Seneca's focus on self-improvement and the therapeutic or spiritual role of philosophy. It is a philosophy founded by Zeno around B. Inwood analyses Letter 65 with an interesting focus on Seneca's engagement with Plato's Phaedo.

This is a difficult task. Seneca first discusses some relatively technical issues, and then blames himself for his indulgence in abstract theorizing; or he first engages in philosophical discussion of an abstract issue, and then raises the question of what practical benefit these discussions might have. Here one encounters a clear case of a technicality: what it means that wisdom is a good, while being wise is not. Reviewed by Katja Maria Vogt, Columbia University Inwood offers far more than masterful translations of some of the philosophically most difficult Senecan letters 58, 65, 66, 71, 77,


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He Selected letters of Seneca book a number of things: to argue for the coinage of certain Latin terms that are central to Platonic and Aristotelian metaphysics; to side with a modified Stoic ontology; to explain the benefits of ontology as a philosophical discipline; and to appreciate what he takes to be salutary about Platonic metaphysics, namely that it views the world of the senses as non-existent which, as Seneca thinks, makes it easier for us to deal with illnesses and death.

Yet, should you have by now check out this ebook and you're simply wanting to make their studies convincingly ask you to take your time to depart a critique on our website we could publish each bad and the good opinions. It considers the merits and potential harm of alternative comfort strategies.

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So to that end, our lives as teachers are about modeling how to live. Inwood supplies all the background that is needed, without ever digressing. As Inwood puts it, Seneca is able to handle technical matters "reasonably well" His real answer, however, comes at the end of the letter, in the form of a rhetorical question.

In reality, however, all we need to Selected letters of Seneca book true peace is turn inward and take care of our mind. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The letters all start with the phrase "Seneca Lucilio suo salutem" "Seneca greets his Lucilius" and end with the word "Vale" "Farewell". The structure of Seneca's Selected letters of Seneca book is indeed striking, and I think that Inwood is persuasive in highlighting Seneca's ambivalence.

But reasoning about what is to be done should also not get lost in the details of the given occasion. In addition there are neologisms and hapax legomena. References to this life long learning are sprinkled throughout his letters. This marvelous new translation by eminent scholar Elaine Fantham offers the largest selection of Seneca's Selected letters of Seneca book currently available.

Then he decides to find another place to live; because after all, who the hell wants to live above a gym? Those who turn to Seneca for the beauty of his Latin, or because they admire his versatility and breadth, may be surprised at the way Selected letters of Seneca book which this contention runs through Inwood's book.

It considers the merits and potential harm of alternative comfort strategies. The soul is reason, and the only way to improve the state of one's soul is to acquire knowledge. However, the metaphor of the archer, as it is presented in Cicero, continues to perplex scholars. Did someone say something comforting?

Instead, they can build friendships from abundance and givingwhich is exactly what makes them a good friend. As a philosophical analysis of grief, it emphasizes an understanding of the beliefs that underlie grief and the usefulness or dangers of emotions.

The good has causal power the good benefits; virtue makes us perform particular actions; etc. Even the better ones do their work best in the context of a greater understanding of grief.

That is the most important thing we teach. Some scholars hold that, as much as we would like to leave prejudices about the superiority of Greek over Roman philosophy behind, Seneca simply is not a rigorous philosopher.

The reason behind this distinction is that wisdom, qua state of the soul, is corporeal, but 'being wise,' a predicate, is not. Deliberation must look at many aspects of a situation, but it should not get lost in the details.

Inwood suggests that Seneca is a "man of letters" xviii. Today we have many forms of escapism that make it hard to achieve and maintain this state.

It is about the way in which knowing that virtue is the only good shapes deliberation. Did someone offer a consolation, which you resented? The lessons of these ancients will bring us closer to actualizing our ideal lives, to peace, intellectual growth, and a startling vision of what the world, and its people, can be.

Seneca trusted that our capability for rational thought is what makes us truly unique among all creatures in the universe.Mar 11,  · Seneca's letters to his friend Lucilius are powerful moral essays that also yield illuminating insight into Seneca's personal life and the truly turbulent times in which he lived.

One of the great Stoic philosophers, Seneca here guides Lucilius' struggle to achieve wisdom and serenity, uninfluenced by worldly emotions.

He advises his friend on how to do without what is superfluous, whether in. Princeton University Library One Washington Road Princeton, NJ USA () Reading this book will make you think it was written yesterday. It's such a therapeutic and eye-opening read. Tim Ferris, Ryan Holiday, Pete Carroll, Theodore Roosevelt all read Seneca and found him useful in their stressful lives.

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