Life under Stoicism (Epictetus)

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Philosophy

 

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Betty A

 

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December 3, 2012

 

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University

 

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A

 

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8 / 1990

 

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However, for the actual individual, leading the life of a Stoic philosopher is difficult, for it commands that the individual subordinate his own ends to the ends and needs of his society. As such, life as a Stoic philosopher demands sacrifice. Thus, it is clear that the more Stoic philosophers in a society, the better...
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Yet, because it's so difficult to live as a Stoic, regardless of how desirable such a life may be, doing so is impossible for many in anything but a small degree. For Epictetus, philosophy is not an interesting pastime or even a particular body of knowledge, but it is a way of life. The keystone of Stoicism is that there are somethings in this world that are uncontrollable, and somethings that are controllable...
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