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A Guide to the Good Life - The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy (Hardcover): William B. Irvine A Guide to the Good Life - The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy (Hardcover)
William B. Irvine
R320 R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Save R41 (13%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

One of the great fears many of us face is that despite all our effort and striving, we will discover at the end that we have wasted our life. In A Guide to the Good Life, William B. Irvine plumbs the wisdom of Stoic philosophy, one of the most popular and successful schools of thought in ancient Rome, and shows how its insight and advice are still remarkably applicable to modern lives.
In A Guide to the Good Life, Irvine offers a refreshing presentation of Stoicism, showing how this ancient philosophy can still direct us toward a better life. Using the psychological insights and the practical techniques of the Stoics, Irvine offers a roadmap for anyone seeking to avoid the feelings of chronic dissatisfaction that plague so many of us. Irvine looks at various Stoic techniques for attaining tranquility and shows how to put these techniques to work in our own life. As he does so, he describes his own experiences practicing Stoicism and offers valuable first-hand advice for anyone wishing to live better by following in the footsteps of these ancient philosophers. Readers learn how to minimize worry, how to let go of the past and focus our efforts on the things we can control, and how to deal with insults, grief, old age, and the distracting temptations of fame and fortune. We learn from Marcus Aurelius the importance of prizing only things of true value, and from Epictetus we learn how to be more content with what we have.
Finally, A Guide to the Good Life shows readers how to become thoughtful observers of their own lives. If we watch ourselves as we go about our daily business and later reflect on what we saw, we can better identify the sources of distress and eventually avoid that pain in our life. By doing this, the Stoics thought, we can hope to attain a truly joyful life.

Epicurus on the Self (Paperback): Attila Nemeth Epicurus on the Self (Paperback)
Attila Nemeth
R940 Discovery Miles 9 400 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Epicurus on the Self reconstructs a part of Epicurean ethics which only survives on the fragmentary papyrus rolls excavated from an ancient library in Herculaneum, On Nature XXV. The aim of this book is to contribute to a deeper understanding of Epicurus' moral psychology, ethics and of its robust epistemological framework. The book also explores how the notion of the self emerges in Epicurus' struggle to express the individual perspective of oneself in the process of one's holistic self-reflection as an individual psychophysical being.

Women and the Puranic Tradition in India (Paperback): Monika Saxena Women and the Puranic Tradition in India (Paperback)
Monika Saxena
R948 Discovery Miles 9 480 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book analyses the diverse ways in which women have been represented in the Puranic traditions in ancient India - the virtuous wife, mother, daughter, widow, and prostitute - against the socio-religious milieu around CE 300-1000. Puranas (lit. ancient narratives) are brahmanical texts that largely fall under the category of socio-religious literature which were more broad-based and inclusive, unlike the Smrtis, which were accessible mainly to the upper sections of society. In locating, identifying, and commenting on the multiplicity of the images and depictions of women's roles in Puranic traditions, the author highlights their lives and experiences over time, both within and outside the traditional confines of the domestic sphere. With a focus on five Mahapuranas that deal extensively with the social matrix Visnu, Markandeya Matsya, Agni, and Bhagavata Puranas, the book explores the question of gender and agency in early India and shows how such identities were recast, invented, shaped, constructed, replicated, stereotyped, and sometimes reversed through narratives. Further, it traces social consequences and contemporary relevance of such representations in marriage, adultery, ritual, devotion, worship, fasts, and pilgrimage. This volume will be of interest to researchers and scholars in women and gender studies, ancient Indian history, religion, sociology, literature, and South Asian studies, as also the informed general reader.

OEuvres Completes De Ciceron - L'orateur. Les Topiques. Partitions Oratoires. Orateurs Parfaits (French, Paperback):... OEuvres Completes De Ciceron - L'orateur. Les Topiques. Partitions Oratoires. Orateurs Parfaits (French, Paperback)
Marcus Tullius Cicero
R490 Discovery Miles 4 900 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Dictionnaire Universel Des Synonymes De La Langue Francaise (French, Paperback): Francois Pierre Guilaume Guizot Dictionnaire Universel Des Synonymes De La Langue Francaise (French, Paperback)
Francois Pierre Guilaume Guizot
R725 Discovery Miles 7 250 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
OEuvres Completes De Platon, Pub. Sous La Direction De M. Emile Saisset (French, Paperback): Plato OEuvres Completes De Platon, Pub. Sous La Direction De M. Emile Saisset (French, Paperback)
Plato
R576 Discovery Miles 5 760 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Des Antecents Du Neoplatonisme (French, Paperback): Vital DeCoster Des Antecents Du Neoplatonisme (French, Paperback)
Vital DeCoster
R357 Discovery Miles 3 570 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
La Philosophie De Socrate (French, Paperback): Alfred Fouillee La Philosophie De Socrate (French, Paperback)
Alfred Fouillee
R548 Discovery Miles 5 480 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Les Paradoxes Litteraires De Lamotte, Ou Discours Ecrits Par Cet Academicien Sur Les Principaux Genres De Poemes (French,... Les Paradoxes Litteraires De Lamotte, Ou Discours Ecrits Par Cet Academicien Sur Les Principaux Genres De Poemes (French, Paperback)
Antoine Houdar De La Motte
R576 Discovery Miles 5 760 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Enseignement Universel - Musique (French, Paperback): Joseph Jacotot Enseignement Universel - Musique (French, Paperback)
Joseph Jacotot
R423 Discovery Miles 4 230 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
La Philosophie De Platon - Exposition, Histoire Et Critique De La Theorie Des Idees (French, Paperback): Alfred Fouillee La Philosophie De Platon - Exposition, Histoire Et Critique De La Theorie Des Idees (French, Paperback)
Alfred Fouillee
R606 Discovery Miles 6 060 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Recherches Sur L'art Statuaire Considere Chez Les Anciens Et Les Modernes Ou Memoire Sur Cette Question Proposee Par... Recherches Sur L'art Statuaire Considere Chez Les Anciens Et Les Modernes Ou Memoire Sur Cette Question Proposee Par L'institut National De France - Quelles Ont Ete Les Causes De La Perfection De La Sculpture Antique Et Quels Seraient Les Moyens D'y Attein (French, Paperback)
Toussaint Bernard Emeric-David
R455 Discovery Miles 4 550 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Nouveau Dictionnaire Universel Des Synonymes De La Langue Francaise, Contenant Les Synonymes De Girard, Beauzee, Roubaud,... Nouveau Dictionnaire Universel Des Synonymes De La Langue Francaise, Contenant Les Synonymes De Girard, Beauzee, Roubaud, D'alembert, Etc (French, Paperback)
Francois Pierre Guilaume Guizot
R546 Discovery Miles 5 460 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Nouveau Dictionnaire Universel Des Synonymes De La Langue Francaise, Contenant Les Synonymes De Girard, Beauzee, Roubaud,... Nouveau Dictionnaire Universel Des Synonymes De La Langue Francaise, Contenant Les Synonymes De Girard, Beauzee, Roubaud, D'alembert, Etc (French, Paperback)
Francois Pierre Guilaume Guizot
R548 Discovery Miles 5 480 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
M. Tulli Ciceronis De Oratore Libri Tres (Latin, Paperback): Marcus Tullius Cicero M. Tulli Ciceronis De Oratore Libri Tres (Latin, Paperback)
Marcus Tullius Cicero
R546 Discovery Miles 5 460 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Oeuvres De Denis Diderot (French, Paperback): Denis Diderot Oeuvres De Denis Diderot (French, Paperback)
Denis Diderot
R664 Discovery Miles 6 640 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
La Science Du Beau - Ses Principes, Ses Applications Et Son Histoire (French, Paperback): Charles Leveque La Science Du Beau - Ses Principes, Ses Applications Et Son Histoire (French, Paperback)
Charles Leveque
R518 Discovery Miles 5 180 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Dictionnaire Universel Des Synonymes De La Langue Francaise (French, Paperback): Francois Pierre Guilaume Guizot Dictionnaire Universel Des Synonymes De La Langue Francaise (French, Paperback)
Francois Pierre Guilaume Guizot
R487 Discovery Miles 4 870 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Routledge Library Editions: Idealism - 4 Volume Set (Hardcover): Various Routledge Library Editions: Idealism - 4 Volume Set (Hardcover)
Various
R8,648 Discovery Miles 86 480 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Spanning the twentieth century, this 4-volume set contains titles originally published between 1935 and 1990. The volumes explore the concept of Idealism from its roots in the theories of Plato, discussing many other philosophers and their perspectives, as views have developed through the centuries, to more modern interpretations.

On the Greek Origins of Biopolitics - A Reinterpretation of the History of Biopower (Paperback): Mika Ojakangas On the Greek Origins of Biopolitics - A Reinterpretation of the History of Biopower (Paperback)
Mika Ojakangas
R930 Discovery Miles 9 300 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book explores the origins of western biopolitics in ancient Greek political thought. Ojakangas's argues that the conception of politics as the regulation of the quantity and quality of population in the name of the security and happiness of the state and its inhabitants is as old as the western political thought itself: the politico-philosophical categories of classical thought, particularly those of Plato and Aristotle, were already biopolitical categories. In their books on politics, Plato and Aristotle do not only deal with all the central topics of biopolitics from the political point of view, but for them these topics are the very keystone of politics and the art of government. Yet although the Western understanding of politics was already biopolitical in classical Greece, the book does not argue that the history of biopolitics would constitute a continuum from antiquity to the twentieth century. Instead Ojakangas argues that the birth of Christianity entailed a crisis of the classical biopolitical rationality, as the majority of classical biopolitical themes concerning the government of men and populations faded away or were outright rejected. It was not until the renaissance of the classical culture and literature - including the translation of Plato's and Aristotles political works into Latin - that biopolitics became topical again in the West. The book will be of great interest to scholars and students in the field of social and political studies, social and political theory, moral and political philosophy, IR theory, intellectual history, classical studies.

OEuvres De Denis Diderot - Dictionnaire Encyclopedique (French, Paperback): Denis Diderot OEuvres De Denis Diderot - Dictionnaire Encyclopedique (French, Paperback)
Denis Diderot
R518 Discovery Miles 5 180 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Dictionnaire Universel Des Synonymes De La Langue Francaise (French, Paperback): Jean-Pons-Victor Lecoutz De Levizac Dictionnaire Universel Des Synonymes De La Langue Francaise (French, Paperback)
Jean-Pons-Victor Lecoutz De Levizac
R491 Discovery Miles 4 910 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Histoire De La Civilisation Morale Et Religieuse Des Grecs (French, Paperback): Petrus Van Limburg Brouwer Histoire De La Civilisation Morale Et Religieuse Des Grecs (French, Paperback)
Petrus Van Limburg Brouwer
R488 Discovery Miles 4 880 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Le Progres Par Le Christianisme - Conferences De Notre-Dame De Paris (French, Paperback): Joseph Felix Le Progres Par Le Christianisme - Conferences De Notre-Dame De Paris (French, Paperback)
Joseph Felix
R425 Discovery Miles 4 250 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Origins of Ancient Greek Science - Blood-A Philosophical Study (Paperback): Michael Boylan The Origins of Ancient Greek Science - Blood-A Philosophical Study (Paperback)
Michael Boylan
R942 Discovery Miles 9 420 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book examines the origins of ancient Greek science using the vehicles of blood, blood vessels, and the heart. Careful attention to biomedical writers in the ancient world, as well as to the philosophical and literary work of writers prior to the Hippocratic authors, produce an interesting story of how science progressed and the critical context in which important methodological questions were addressed. The end result is an account that arises from debates that are engaged in and "solved" by different writers. These stopping points form the foundation for Harvey and for modern philosophy of biology. Author Michael Boylan sets out the history of science as well as a critical evaluation based upon principles in the contemporary canon of the philosophy of science-particularly those dealing with the philosophy of biology.

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