Vroman's Main Store & Hastings Ranch location will be closing early on Sunday, June 11th at 6pm.
Regular store hours will resume on Monday, June 12th.  

Manual for Living (Paperback)

Manual for Living By Epictetus Cover Image
$5.99
Add to Wish List
Usually arrives at our store within 4-7 days

Description


The little book by Epictetus called Enchiridion or "manual" has played a disproportionately large role in the rise of modern attitudes and modern philosophy. As soon as it had been translated into the vernacular languages, it became a bestseller among independent intellectuals, among anti-Christian thinkers, and among philosophers of a subjective cast. Montaigne had a copy of the Enchiridion among his books. Pascal violently rejected the megalomaniac pride of the Stoic philosopher. Frederick the Great carried the book with him on all campaigns. It was a source of inspiration and encouragement to Anthony, Earl of Shaftesbury, in the serious illness which ended only in his death; many pages of his diaries contain passages copied from the Enchiridion. It has been studied and widely quoted by Scottish philosophers like Francis Hutcheson, Adam Smith, and Adam Ferguson who valued Stoic moral philosophy for its reconciliation of social dependency and personal independence.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781548372828
ISBN-10: 154837282X
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: June 27th, 2017
Pages: 30
Language: English