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The Discourses of Epicetetus

The Discourses of Epicetetus

By Epictetus Stoicism

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The Discourses of Epictetus are a series of informal lectures by the philosopher Epictetus, and were written around 108 AD. Four books out of an original eight are still existant. The philosophy of Epictetus is intensely practical. He directs his students to focus attention on their opinions, anxieties, passions, and desires, so that "they may never fail to get what they desire, nor fall into what they avoid." The purpose of his teaching was to make people free and happy. To find out more, follow the link above.