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Essay heading: A response to Epictetus
 
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In this quote, Epictetus is drawing on an idea that has to do with more than mere semantics. if you were to consider that what you have seemingly lost you have really given back to god or to nature, you put yourself in the position of being able to align your will to the natural order of the cosmos.
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Foremost, Epictetus would argue that it is better to not love at all because of his committed view of desire. Epictetus believes that desire should be eliminated completely, and this attitude toward desire is based on three principles. Firstly, even though what we desire is up to us, whether or not we succeed in getting what we desire is not up to us...
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