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The Moral life

A. A. Long comments on a passage in the _Discourses_: 'Study who you are. First of all, a human being (anthropos)', To be a human, he explains, is to be marked
ptypes
2:00 PM
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Re: Epictetus' 3 Topi: Learning to be Attentive

Steve: Every single choice will have a single rational (. . .) option and maybe one to an infinite number of irrational (. . .) options. Ed: (before): I don't
Edwin
May 2
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Re: Epictetus' 3 Topi: Learning to be Attentive

... ***** I can't speak for Steve. Ordinarily one has several "options" and from those options one makes a "choice". "Options" are alternatives, but only one
Grant Sterling
May 1
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Re: Epictetus' 3 Topi: Learning to be Attentive

... In Epictetus the words "rational" and "reasonable" are interchangeable and so your last sentence leads us to: "right" ~ "rational" ~ "reasonable". "moral"
Edwin
May 1
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Re: Epictetus' 3 Topi: Learning to be Attentive

Dave- Ofcourse I respect Sedley as a scholar of Stoicism.  I find nothing in your quote that seems outof place with what I know of Stoicism so far. This is
Steve Marquis
Apr 29
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Re: Epictetus' 3 Topi: Learning to be Attentive

These are excerpts from David Sedley's online article on Stoicism.I'm not arguing these points, but trying to show his comprehensive use of the word and
ptypes
Apr 29
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Re: Epictetus' 3 Topi: Learning to be Attentive

Before we start I need to revisit my last post to you. You wrote: "Right outward acts are a consequence of right psychology not the other way around (my main
Edwin
Apr 29
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Re: Epictetus' 3 Topi: Learning to be Attentive

... Ed- I agree with your idea of questioning ‘moral’ as the best word to use but probably not for the same reason. As for what ‘right psychology’ is
ptypes
Apr 28
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Re: Epictetus' 3 Topi: Learning to be Attentive

Ed- Iagree with your idea of questioning ‘moral’ as the best word to use butprobably not for the same reason. Asfor what ‘right psychology’ is for
Steve Marquis
Apr 27
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Re: Epictetus' 3 Topi: Learning to be Attentive

... Thank you Steve! ... Hmmm. I thought you'd given up talking to me Steve. [ :) ] You know what I'm about to ask, . . . don't you . . . ? Define "right
Edwin
Apr 27
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Re: Epictetus' 3 Topi: Learning to be Attentive

... I'm not! I'm "making a fuss" about the appropriateness of the phrase "moral character" in discussion of Epictetus' philosophy. When Epictetus uses the word
Edwin
Apr 27
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Re: Epictetus' 3 Topi: Learning to be Attentive

... *Dave* (before): "Moral character" is one fair translation of Epictetus' very frequent use of '_prohairesis_". *Ed* (before): Who says? *Dave*: I agree
Keith Seddon
Apr 26
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Re: Epictetus' 3 Topi: Learning to be Attentive

Ed, I don't think we're going to get anywhere together on this, so I'm withdrawing from the discussion. Regards, Dave On Sun, Apr 26, 2015 at 10:48 AM, 'Edwin'
Dave Kelly
Apr 26
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Re: Epictetus' 3 Topi: Learning to be Attentive

Dave and Ed- I agree with Ed on this one.  'Moral', although used by many including Keith and Julia Annas, has that problem of bringing common use baggage
Steve Marquis
Apr 26
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Re: Epictetus' 3 Topi: Learning to be Attentive

... This is not what we have been "talking about". We have been talking about the phrase "moral character" which Epictetus does not use. Dave (before): keep
Edwin
Apr 26
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