The Role Ethics of Epictetus: Stoicism in Ordinary Life Kindle Edition

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A strong and consistent reading of an ambiguous text is always welcome, and Johnson's effort to think through what a role-based ethics might entail is of philosophical interest regardless of its fit with Epictetus' ancient project. Readers at all levels will benefit, too, from Johnson's consistently patient and clear manner of laying out the issues and from his meticulous references to related passages elsewhere in the corpus. (Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews)

Brian Johnson’s study is the most extensive analysis to date of the importance of roles in Epictetus’ ethics. The work is ‘good to think with’: it provides ample textual evidence for its claims and robust analyses, it is generally lucidly written, and has a good bibliography (Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie)

This is a fresh approach that puts role ethics squarely at center stage in understanding Epictetus’s philosophy. With a lucid, penetrating, and original analysis, Johnson makes a strong case for both the importance of roles in Epictetus’s Stoicism and the originality of Epictetus’s version of role ethics. This study is a very welcome contribution to scholarship on Epictetus. (William O. Stephens, Creighton University)

About the Author

Brian E. Johnson is assistant professor of philosophy at Fordham University.

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  • File Size: 1031 KB
  • Print Length: 218 pages
  • Publisher: Lexington Books (December 4, 2013)
  • Publication Date: December 4, 2013
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  • Language: English
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