Posts Tagged ‘Stoicism’

Epictetus

Posted: January 17, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Epictetus (55 CE to 135 CE) is the Stoic philosopher I have appreciated reading the most. You can read about his life at New World Encyclopedia. I have enjoyed reading an interpretation of Epictetus’ work by Sharon Lebell titled “The Art of Living“. It is a paraphrase so a purist may not appreciate it, but I have enjoyed reading it. 

A good and practical introduction to living a Stoic life is  “A Guide to the Good Life” by William B. Irvine. A short introduction to Naturalism is “Encountering Naturalism:A worldview and It’s Uses” by Thomas Clark. A more complete philosophical approach to Naturalism  is “Sense and Goodness Without God:A Defense of Metyphysical Naturalism” by Richard Carrier.

While my sympathies are with Naturalism, a Stoic philosophy can be applied to many other religious views like Christianity and Pantheism.