• Editor's Picks,  Philosophy,  Stoicism

    Noble thoughts of Epictetus (1909) PDF book by Dana Estes

    Noble thoughts of Epictetus (1909) PDF book  by Dana Estes The Noble Thoughts of Epictetus, as selected for this series, consisting of the ” Encheiridion ” or The Manual,” and fragments preserved in the works of other authors  These contain in a concise form practically all of the truths of his philosophy, which have been preserved in such of the Discourses as reported by his Disciple Arrianus, as have come down to us* The Stoical teachings of this philosopher as embodied in this ” Manual ” have influenced the life and characters of many of the world’s finest minds, both Pagan and Christian* They were the guiding star of Marcus…

  • Epicureanism,  Philosophy,  Stoicism

    The Stoics, Epicureans, and Sceptics by Eduard Zeller (1870) PDF BOOK

    The Stoics, Epicureans, and Sceptics by  Eduard Zeller (1870) PDF BOOK The favor with which a previous attempt to render one portion of Dr. Zeller’s work accessible to English readers has been received, induces the translator to offer a further installment. The former translation dealt with that part of Dr. Zeller’s Philosophie der Oriechen which treats of Socrates and the Socratic Schools, thus supplying an introductory volume to the real philosophy of Greece as it found expression in the systems of Plato and Aristotle. The present volume, taking up the history of philosophy at a time when the real philosophy of Greece was over, and the names of Plato and…

  • Philosophy,  Stoicism

    Roman Stoicism (1911) by Edward Vernon Arnold Free PDF book

    Roman Stoicism (1911) by  Edward Vernon Arnold Free PDF book This book is the outcome of a course of lectures delivered by me in successive years to Latin Honours students in accordance with the regulations of the University of Wales. It is therefore primarily intended for the assistance of classical students, but it may perhaps appeal in its present form to a somewhat wider circle. At the time that the book was begun the best systematic exposition of the Stoic philosophy available for English readers was to be found in Prof. E. Zeller’s Stoics Epicureans and Sceptics, translated by O. J. Reichel (Longmans, 1 892). This work, admirable in detail,…

  • Philosophy,  Stoicism

    Stoicism by W. W. Capes (1880) PDF book

    Stoicism by W. W. Capes (1880)  PDF book The study of Stoicism cannot be properly begun without some attempt to trace its germs in earlier speculation and to note what was the state of Greek society in which it first took root before it was transferred to others and perhaps to kindlier soils. Like all the famous systems which divided the earnest thinkers of the old Greek world, its real starting-point is to be found in the life and thought of Socrates, whose original and striking figure fills so marked a place in the pictures of the social life at Athens towards the close of the fifth century before our…

  • Editor's Post,  Philosophy,  Stoicism

    (Opinion) Stoicism as practical Philosophy

    (Opinion) Stoicism as practical Philosophy. Stoicism is a practical philosophy; it is not about how much you know, it is about what you do practically, with your knowledge, as Marcus Aurelius said: “Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Just Be one.” You should have a goal in everything you do. and use your possible means to attain it. accumulated knowledge without applying is completely wasting of time and energy.  So everything you do should be an attainable goal for moral or physical development. “Characteristics of the rational soul: Self-perception, self-examination, and the power to make of itself whatever it wants. It reaps its own harvest.…

  • Philosophy,  Stoicism

    The reign of the Stoics. History. Religion. Maxims of self-control, self-culture,

    The reign of the Stoics. History. Religion. Maxims of self-control, self-culture, by  Frederic May Holland (1879) pdf book Much as the Stoics have been talked about, but little justice has been done to either their literature or their history. Seneca, in whom, as Macaulay says,” there is hardly a sentence which might not be quoted, is, like Dion, the “Golden-mouthed,” accessible to the English reader only in antiquated versions, scarcely to be found in the largest libraries. Their history has not, so far as I know, been fully written in any language. Such is the need for a book like this. Its first chapter speaks of the place of these…

  • Celsus,  Philosophy,  Religions,  Stoicism

    On the True Doctrine:: A Discourse Against the Christian by Celsus

    On the True Doctrine: A Discourse Against the Christian by Celsus Translated by Joseph Hoffman Celsus was a 2nd-century Greek philosopher and opponent of early Christianity. He is known for his literary work, On The True Doctrine, which survives exclusively in quotations from it in Contra Celsum, a refutation written in 248 by Origen of Alexandria Although the works of many early critics of the Church were burned by the Christian emperor or were otherwise destroyed in the second and third centuries, the major work of the Greek philosopher, Celsus, is an exception. His polemical attack on the beliefs and practices of Christianity, On the True Doctrine, written around 178 A.D.,…

  • Coronavirus,  Editor's Picks,  Editor's Post,  Philosophy,  Self-Help,  Stoicism

    How Stoicism Can Help you in the time of Corona (With Best 4 Free Stoicism Books Included )

    How Stoicism Can Help you in the time of Corona (With Best 4 Free Stoicism  Books Included )  The Stoicism’s core ideas are the antibiotic of life obstacles and Ordeals. they make you strong in the time of Chaos. Stoicism is mental training for the mind.  Self-efficiency can not be done with just material or physical activity, but you need also freedom from fear and worry.to be able to live good and freely despite any circumstances or places. Stoics believed in Gods but not Abrahamic god, you can call it the universe. they do not have Clear ideas of the after-life, they were interested more in living a good life, whatever your religious…

  • Epictetus,  Philosophy,  Stoicism

    The creed of Epictetus PDF book : as contained in the discourses, manual and fragments

    The creed of Epictetus PDF book: as contained in the discourses, manual and fragments 1916 by Ulysses Baker Pierce The saying that great men commonly have short biographies finds ample warrant and abundant illustration in the case of Epictetus. For of this noble soul, whose words of wisdom have afforded strength and inspiration to the choice spirits of many generations, we know neither the year of birth nor that of death. Even his parentage is unknown to us. Indeed, it is by no means certain that his real name has not been supplanted by what looks like a sort of nickname. Of the outward life of Epictetus little more is known…

  • Logic,  Philosophy,  Stoicism

    Stoic Logic Free PDF book (1953) by Benson Mates

    Download Stoic Logic Free PDF book (1953) by Benson Mates  Benson Mates Excerpt from the introduction: The aim of this study is to present a true description of the logic of the Old Stoa. It repeats most of Lukasiewicz’s published conclusions on the subject and offers additional evidence for them. It also describes the Stoic semantical theory and compares it with certain similar modern theories, attempts to give a better account of the heretofore misunderstood Diodorean implication, points out the Stoic version of the conditionalization principle, and discusses the contention of the Stoics that their propositional logic was complete. In appendices, it offers and justifies new translations of some important…