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Seneca : Selected Philosophical Letters (Hardcover)

Author: Inwood, Brad

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Seneca's Letters to Lucilius are a rich source of information about ancient Stoicism, an influential work for early modern philosophers, and a fascinating philosophical document in their own right. This selection of the letters aims to include those which are of greatest philosophical interest, especially those which highlight the debates between Stoics and Platonists or Aristotelians in the first century AD, and those which engage with the issue, still important today, of the relationship between technical philosophical enquiry and the various purposes for which philosophy is practised. In addition to examining the philosophical content of the letters, the commentary discusses their literary and philosophical background and their relationship with other prose works by Seneca.
Seneca is the earliest Stoic author for whom we have access to a large number of complete works, and these works were highly influential in later centuries. He was also a politically influential advisor to the Roman emperor Nero and a celebrated author of prose and verse. His philosophical acuity and independence of mind make his works exciting and challenging for the modern reader.


Publisher Clarendon Pr
Mfg Part# 9780198238942
SKU 205069478
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0198238940
Release Date 10/4/2010
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0380
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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