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  1. Seneca's Letters to Lucilius as a Source of Some of Montaigne's Imagery.Carol E. Clark - forthcoming - Bibliothèque d'Humanisme Et Renaissance.
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  2. Seneca.Charles Desmond Nuttall Costa - forthcoming - Classical Review.
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  3. Unity of Vision in Ben Jonson's Tragedies and Masques.Edwin Hees - forthcoming - Theoria.
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  4. Epictetus on Beastly Vices and Animal Virtues.William Stephens - April 2014 - In Dane R. Gordon & David B. Suits (eds.), Epictetus: His Continuing Influence and Contemporary Relevance. Rochester, NY, USA: Rochester Institute of Technology Press. pp. 207–239.
    It is curious that the imperial Stoics, following a precedent of Diogenes the Cynic, employ so many wide-ranging examples of animal behavior. For example, what are we to make of the rigid dichotomy Seneca and Epictetus draw between rational and nonrational beings in relation to the diverse comparisons they make between human virtues and vices on the one hand and animal excellences and "bestial'behaviors on the other? Why are the most potent, diverse, and philosophically significant animal exempla found in Seneca (...)
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  5. Let It Go? Elsa, Stoicism, and the “Lazy Argument”.Brendan Shea - 2022 - AndPhilosophy.Com: The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series.
    Disney’s Frozen (2013) and Frozen 2 (2019) are among the highest-grossing films of all time (IMDb 2021) and are arguably among the most influential works of fantasy produced in the last decade in any medium. The films, based loosely on Hans Christensen Andersen’s “The Snow Queen” (Andersen 2014) focus on the adventures of the sisters Anna and Elsa as they, together with their companions, seek to safeguard their people both from external threats and (importantly) from Elsa’s inabilities to control her (...)
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  6. La completezza dell’incompletezza. Linee interpretative per un’analisi del desiderio di rinascere alla filosofia.Elia Gonnella - 2021 - Dialegesthai. Rivista Telematica di Filosofia 22.
  7. Kant and Stoic Affections.Melissa Merritt - 2021 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 51 (5):329-350.
    I examine the significance of the Stoic theory of pathē for Kant’s moral psychology, arguing against the received view that systematic differences block the possibility of Kant’s drawing anything more than rhetoric from his Stoic sources. More particularly, I take on the chronically underexamined assumption that Kant is committed to a psychological dualism in the tradition of Plato and Aristotle, positing distinct rational and nonrational elements of human mentality. By contrast, Stoics take the mentality of an adult human being to (...)
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  8. Nature, Corruption, and Freedom: Stoic Ethics in Kant's Religion.Melissa Merritt - 2021 - European Journal of Philosophy 29 (1):3-24.
    Kant’s account of “the radical evil in human nature” in the 1793 Religion within the Bounds of Reason Alone is typically interpreted as a reworking of the Augustinian doctrine of original sin. But Kant doesn’t talk about Augustine explicitly there, and if he is rehabilitating the doctrine of original sin, the result is not obviously Augustinian. Instead Kant talks about Stoic ethics in a pair of passages on either end of his account of radical evil, and leaves other clues that (...)
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  9. Intoxication, Death and the Escape From Dialectic in Seneca's EM.David Merry - 2021 - In Philosophical Imagination: Thought Experiments and Arguments in Antiquity. Cambridge Scholars. pp. 99-114.
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  10. Completeness, Self-Sufficiency, and Intimacy in Seneca’s Account of Friendship.Carissa Phillips-Garrett - 2021 - Ancient Philosophy Today 3 (2):200-221.
    Examining Seneca’s account of friendship produces an interpretative puzzle: if the good of the Stoic sage is already both complete and self-sufficient, how can friendship be a good? I reject the solution that friendship is simply a preferred indifferent instead of a good and argue that though Seneca’s account can consistently explain both why friendship’s nature as a good does not threaten the completeness or the self-sufficiency of the sage, Stoic friends must choose between intimate friendships that leave them vulnerable (...)
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  11. Being and Becoming Good. Senecas Two Moral Conceptions of "Ars".Stefan Röttig - 2021 - In Tom Angier & Lisa Raphals (eds.), Skill in Ancient Ethics The Legacy of China, Greece and Rome. London, Vereinigtes Königreich: Bloomsbury Academic. pp. 185–200.
    In this chapter, I explore Seneca’s characterization of becoming and being good, wise, or virtuous, which for a Stoic always amount to the same thing. There is one passage in which Seneca says it is an ars to become good; in another, he says wisdom is an ars, namely an ars vitae. If one bears in mind that wisdom in Stoic philosophy stands for the best possible moral state of character a human being can develop, Seneca’s remarks cannot but attract (...)
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  12. Terapia, Diagnóstico E Cura: O Problema Do Tempo Em Sêneca.André Alonso - 2020 - Journal of Ancient Philosophy 14 (2):172-194.
    In this paper I argue that Seneca’s philosophy is a form of therapy and that one of its main concerns is the transformation of one’s life through time control. Aristotelian tradition lies in the idea that philosophy is, in its highest aspect, an abstract form of knowledge. Seneca, on the other hand, is an inheritor of a long tradition that takes philosophy as mind or soul therapy and bases its structure in a practical approach. Epicurus, for instance, goes as far (...)
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  13. IDENTITY IN SENECA'S TRAGEDIES - (E.) Calabrese Aspetti Dell'identità Relazionale Nelle Tragedie di Seneca. (Testi E Manuali Per l'Insegnamento Universitario Del Latino 137.) Pp. 190. Bologna: Pàtron Editore, 2017. Paper, €23. ISBN: 978-88-555-3386-7. [REVIEW]Erica Bexley - 2020 - The Classical Review 70 (1):117-118.
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  14. The Stoic Theory of Beauty.Aiste Celkyte - 2020 - Edinburgh, UK: Edinburgh University Press.
  15. Shadi Bartsch – Alessandro Schiesaro (Eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Seneca.Soledad Correa - 2020 - Argos 2 (38):99-103.
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  16. Musonius Rufus, Cleanthes, and the Stoic Community at Rome.Benjamin Harriman - 2020 - Elenchos: Rivista di Studi Sul Pensiero Antico 41 (1):71-104.
    Surprisingly little attention has been devoted to Musonius Rufus, a noted teacher and philosopher in first–century CE Rome, despite ample evidence for his impact in the period. This paper attempts to situate Musonius in relation to his philosophical predecessors in order to clarify both the contemporary status of the Stoic tradition and the value of engaging with the central figures of that school’s history. I make the case for seeing Cleanthes as a particularly prominent predecessor for Musonius and reaffirm the (...)
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  17. La influencia de Séneca en la filosofía de Spinoza: una aproximación / An approach to the influence of Seneca in Spinoza’s philosophy.Alberto Luis López - 2020 - Signos Filosóficos 43 (22):34-57.
    En filosofía es importante conocer las influencias entre los filósofos porque de ello depende tener un conocimiento más completo y preciso de sus propuestas. Ejemplo de esto son las investigaciones sobre los orígenes estoicos de la filosofía spinoziana, que se han incrementado notablemente en las últimas décadas, pero aún hace falta indagar con mayor detalle, autor por autor e idea por idea, qué tipo de estoicismo y qué parte del mismo influyó en el pensador neerlandés. En este artículo examino, a (...)
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  18. Female Discourse(-s) in Seneca's Tragedies? - (M.) Vandersmissen Discours Des Personnages Féminins Chez Sénèque. Approches Logométriques Et Contrastives d'Un Corpus Thé'tral. (Collection Latomus 359.) Pp. 399, Figs. Brussels: Éditions Latomus, 2019. Paper, €68. Isbn: 978-90-429-3796-3. [REVIEW]Simona Martorana - 2020 - The Classical Review 70 (1):114-116.
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  19. SENECA'S MEDEA_ IN CONTEXT - (H.) Slaney Seneca: _Medea. Pp. Vi + 198, Ills. London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019. Cased, £70, US$95. ISBN: 978-1-4742-5861-6. [REVIEW]Matthew Payne - 2020 - The Classical Review 70 (1):119-121.
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  20. Disjunctions and Natural Philosophy in Marcus Aurelius.Benjamin Harriman - 2019 - Classical Quarterly 69 (2):858-879.
    In hisMeditations, Marcus Aurelius repeatedly presents a disjunction between two conceptions of the natural world. Either the universe is ruled by providence or there are atoms. At 4.3, we find perhaps its most succinct statement: ἀνανεωσάμενος τὸ διεζευγμένον τό⋅ ἤτοι πρόνοια ἢ ἄτομοι. The formulation of the disjunction differs; at 7.32, being composed of atoms is contrasted with a stronger sort of unity that may survive death. In 10.6 and 11.18 Marcus simply offers φύσις in opposition. On the surface, the (...)
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  21. ‘Mentes caecus instiget furor’: akrasia in Seneca.Stefano Maso - 2019 - In Fulvia de Luise & Irene Zavattero (eds.), La volontarietà dell'azione tra Antichità e Medioevo. Trento TN, Italia: pp. 219-242.
    Seneca sembra rileggere la dottrina stoica delle passioni alla luce dell’interpretazione aristotelica; procedendo nell’ottica del- l’alternativa secca che si deve al monismo della versione crisip- pea, Seneca fa delle passioni qualcosa di esterno e alternativo al soggetto agente. Tuttavia, seguendo poi una dinamica prospetti- va di tipo dualistico, evoca il ruolo decisionale e responsabiliz- zante del soggetto agente, il quale ha il compito di optare per la ragione o per l’opinione30 e quindi di mantenere o meno la propria enkrateia. Da (...)
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  22. Horace and Seneca in Dialogue - Stöckinger, Winter, Zanker Horace and Seneca. Interactions, Intertexts, Interpretations. Pp. VIII + 437. Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter, 2017. Cased, £98.99, €119.95, Us$137.99. Isbn: 978-3-11-052402-4. [REVIEW]Yasuko Taoka - 2019 - The Classical Review 69 (1):111-114.
  23. Diferenciación entre la libertad/esclavitud metafísica y la libertad/esclavitud jurídico-político-social: Cicerón, Séneca y Epicteto.Francisco Miguel Ortiz Delgado - 2018 - Revista de Filosofía UIS 17 (2):85-108.
    In this article we identify that the philosophers Marcus Tullius Cicero, Lucius Annaeus Seneca and Epictetus conceive a “freedom” that is characteristic of the wise and happy, and a “slavery” that is characteristic of the unwise and unhappy, nevertheless they did not use a special word for them. We name such conceptions “metaphysical freedom” and “metaphysical slavery” respectively. And we demonstrate that, in divergent intensities and objectives and in many places, the three thinkers differentiated this freedom/slavery principally from the juridical-political-social (...)
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  24. ‘A New Seneca’ - (C.) Star Seneca. Pp. X + 195. London and New York: I.B. Tauris, 2017. Paper, £12.99, Us$20 (Cased, £39.50, Us$65). Isbn: 978-1-84885-890-9 (978-1-84885-889-3 Hbk). [REVIEW]George W. M. Harrison - 2018 - The Classical Review 68 (1):93-94.
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  25. Did Seneca Accede to Μετριοπάθεια in His Consolatory Texts?David Machek - 2018 - Ancient Philosophy 38 (2):383-407.
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  26. The Use of Seneca’s Texts in Antonii Radyvylovskyi’s Sermons.Volodymyr Spivak - 2018 - Kyiv-Mohyla Humanities Journal 5:161-170.
    In this paper, through the example of Antonii Radyvylovskyi’s work, I examine the impact of Seneca’s texts on the philosophical component of Ukrainian church sermons from the Baroque period. The objective of this study is to investigate Radyvylovskyi’s use of Seneca’s texts in his own writing. The result should help better understand the ideological influence of ancient philosophy on the formation of the national philosophical tradition of the Baroque epoch. The contents of ideological borrowings from Seneca’s texts and the mechanisms (...)
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  27. Views of the Family in Seneca the Younger - (L.) Gloyn the Ethics of the Family in Seneca. Pp. XII + 249, Fig. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. Cased, £75, Us$99.99. Isbn: 978-1-107-14547-4. [REVIEW]Christopher Star - 2018 - The Classical Review 68 (1):97-99.
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  28. Care of the Self and Social Bonding in Seneca: Recruiting Readers for a Global Network of Progressor Friends.Jula Wildberger - 2018 - Vita Latina 197:117-130.
    This paper interprets the demonstrative retreat from public life and the promotion of self-improvement in Seneca’s later works as a political undertaking. Developing arguments by THOMAS HABINEK, MATTHEW ROLLER and HARRY HINE, it suggests that Seneca promoted the political vision of a cosmic community of progressors toward virtue constituted by a special form of progressor friendship, a theoretical innovation made in the Epistulae morales. This network of like-minded individuals spanning time and space is open to anyone who shares the other (...)
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  29. Amicitia and Eros: Seneca’s Adaptation of a Stoic Concept of Friendship for Roman Men in Progress.Jula Wildberger - 2018 - In Gernot Michael Müller & Fosca Mariani Zini (eds.), Philosophie in Rom – Römische Philosophie?: Kultur-, literar-, und philosophiegeschichtliche Perspektiven. Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter. pp. 387-425.
    Analyzes Seneca's conception of friendship as an innovative adaptation of Stoic eros to accommodate Roman social norms of equality and reciprocity and to define a form of non-defective friendship for fools who are making progess. -/- Also provides a new answer to the conundrum of "will" in Seneca by connecting it to the impulse types epibole ("effort," also the impulse type of eros) and prothesis attested in Greek Stoic sources, and shows the connection between progessor friendship as an effort to (...)
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  30. An Introduction to Seneca's Hercules Furens. Bernstein Seneca: Hercules Furens. Pp. XVI + 151, Ills. London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017. Cased, £65, Us$88. Isbn: 978-1-4742-5492-2. [REVIEW]Emily Wilson - 2018 - The Classical Review 68 (1):95-97.
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  31. OEDIPUS IN SENECA. S. Braund Seneca: Oedipus. Pp. Viii + 163. London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016. Paper, £16.99 . ISBN: 978-1-4742-3478-8. [REVIEW]Erica M. Bexley - 2017 - The Classical Review 67 (1):105-106.
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  32. Seneca's Medea and De Ira: Justice and Revenge.Rodrigo Sebastián Braicovich - 2017 - Journal of Ancient Philosophy 11 (2):106--19.
    I try to show that Seneca’s Medea provides us with two elements -which, as far as I am aware, have not received proper attention- that complement his approach to the phenomenon of anger, and which can improve our understanding of the Stoic psychology of action defended in De ira. The first element is linked to the question of whether the angry person is responsive to reasons or not; the second one concerns the question of indifference, tolerance and forgiveness, and addresses (...)
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  33. Seneca and Cognitive Linguistics. Sjöblad Metaphorical Coherence. Studies in Seneca's Epistulae Morales. Pp. 82. Lund: Lund University, 2015. Paper. Isbn: 978-91-637-9425-4. [REVIEW]Tommaso Gazzarri - 2017 - The Classical Review 67 (1):109-111.
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  34. The Fortunes of Senecan Drama. Slaney H. The Senecan Aesthetic. A Performance History. Pp. XII + 320, Ills. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. Cased, £70, Us$120. Isbn: 978-0-19-873676-9. [REVIEW]George W. M. Harrison - 2017 - The Classical Review 67 (1):103-105.
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  35. Philosophy's Folds: Seneca, Cavarero, and the History of Rectitude.Victoria Rimell - 2017 - Hypatia 32 (4):768-783.
    This paper takes as its stimulus Adriana Cavarero’s recent investigation of the postures of rectitude and inclination in the Western philosophical tradition. To showcase how this book might catalyse productive interactions between feminist critics in different areas of the humanities, I will bring Cavarero into dialogue with a thinker she mentions in passing who extensively develops ‘rectitude as a general principle’ : Seneca. I argue that a gendered ontology of rectitude is increasingly put under pressure and transformed in Seneca’s Letters, (...)
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  36. Seneca's Letters in a New Translation. M. Graver, A.A. Long Lucius Annaeus Seneca: Letters on Ethics. To Lucilius. Pp. XXVIII + 604. Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 2015. Cased, £45.50, Us$65. Isbn: 978-0-226-26517-9. [REVIEW]Oliver Schwazer - 2017 - The Classical Review 67 (1):107-109.
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  37. DRAMATURGY IN SENECA - Aygon Ut Scaena, sic vita. Mise en scène et dévoilement dans les œuvres philosophiques et dramatiques de Sénèque. Pp. 395. Paris: Éditions de Boccard, 2016. Paper, €59. ISBN: 978-2-7018-0425-5. [REVIEW]Kathrin Winter - 2017 - The Classical Review 67 (2):418-420.
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  38. Senecan Renderings. P.J. Anderson Seneca: Selected Dialogues and Consolations. Pp. XXXII + 219. Indianapolis and Cambridge: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc, 2015. Paper, Us$14 . Isbn: 978-1-62466-368-0. [REVIEW]Alex Dressler - 2016 - The Classical Review 66 (2):437-439.
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  39. The Whole Seneca. E. Gunderson the Sublime Seneca. Ethics, Literature, Metaphysics. Pp. VIII + 229. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. Cased, £65, Us$99. Isbn: 978-1-107-09001-9. [REVIEW]James Ker - 2016 - The Classical Review 66 (2):435-437.
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  40. The Medea. J. Mossman Euripides: Medea. Pp. VIII + 392. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2011. Paper, £24.99 . Isbn: 978-0-85668-788-4. [REVIEW]Naomi A. Weiss - 2016 - The Classical Review 66 (1):39-41.
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  41. Senecan sententiae. P. paré-Rey Flores et acumina. Les sententiae dans Les tragédies de sénèque. Pp. 426. Lyon: Centre d’études et de recherches sur l'occident Romain, 2012. Paper, €45. Isbn: 978-2-904974-43-4. [REVIEW]Emily Wilson - 2016 - The Classical Review 66 (1):130-132.
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  42. The Cambridge Companion to Seneca.Shadi Bartsch & Alessandro Schiesaro (eds.) - 2015 - Cambridge University Press.
    The Roman statesman, philosopher and playwright Lucius Annaeus Seneca dramatically influenced the progression of Western thought. His works have had an unparalleled impact on the development of ethical theory, shaping a code of behavior for dealing with tyranny in his own age that endures today. This Companion thoroughly examines the complete Senecan corpus, with special emphasis on the aspects of his writings that have challenged interpretation. The authors place Seneca in the context of the ancient world and trace his impressive (...)
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  43. ESSAYS ON MEDEA. D. Stuttard Looking at Medea. Essays and a Translation of Euripides' Tragedy. Pp. Xii + 219, Ills. London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2014. Paper, £18.99, US$32.95 . ISBN: 978-1-4725-3051-6. [REVIEW]Robin Bond - 2015 - The Classical Review 65 (2):354-356.
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  44. Estrategias terapéuticas e intelectualismo en el De ira de Séneca.Rodrigo Sebastián Braicovich - 2015 - Ideas Y Valores 64 (158):85-105.
    Pretendo demostrar que a) el tratado *De ira* de Séneca incluye no una sino dos estrategias terapéuticas diseñadas para evitar la ira, y que b) que la segunda de estas estrategias –la cual ha sido desatendida en la literatura secundaria– presenta problemas irresolubles cuando la contrastamos contra la teoría estoica de la acción, la cual se funda en premisas intelectualistas.
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  45. The Cambridge Companion to Seneca.Soledad Correa - 2015 - Argos (Universidad Simón Bolívar) 38 (2):189-193.
    El sustantivo πραπίς / πραπίδες presenta diversos usos en los poemas homéricos, de acuerdo con diferentes campos semánticos que van desde lo anatómico a lo cognoscitivo. Desde la Antigüedad se intentó clarificar el sentido básico del término, equiparándolo con los distintos campos semánticos que comprende el sustantivo φρήν / φρένες. El término no aparece nunca en singular en los poemas homéricos sino siempre en plural.. Este trabajo pretende clarificar, en general, la significación del término y, en particular, el sentido que (...)
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  46. RECEPTION OF MEDEA. K.J. Wetmore Black Medea. Adaptations for Modern Plays. Pp. Xii + 343. Amherst, N.Y.: Cambria Press, 2013. Cased, US$119.99. ISBN: 978-1-60497-865-0. [REVIEW]Martine Kei Green-Rogers - 2015 - The Classical Review 65 (2):588-590.
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  47. The Sublime Seneca: Ethics, Literature, Metaphysics.Erik Gunderson - 2015 - Cambridge University Press.
    This is an extended meditation on ethics in literature across the Senecan corpus. There are two chapters on the Moral Letters, asking how one is to read philosophy or how one can write about being. Moving from the Letters to the Natural Questions and Dialogues, Professor Gunderson explores how authorship works at the level both of the work and of the world, the ethics of seeing, and the question of how one can give up on the here and now and (...)
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  48. Seneca and Pantomime. A. Zanobi Seneca's Tragedies and the Aesthetics of Pantomime. Pp. XII + 282. London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2014. Cased, £65. Isbn: 978-1-4725-1188-1. [REVIEW]C. Michael Sampson - 2015 - The Classical Review 65 (1):143-145.
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  49. Star Trek’s Stoics: The Vulcans.Steven Umbrello - 2015 - Philosophy Now 106:29.
    In 1966 Gene Roddenberry, then a relatively unknown TV writer, created what was to become a cultural sensation. From cell phones and tablets, to MRI machines and medical jet injectors, Star Trek has undoubtedly anticipated much of the technology that we take for granted today. Moreover, the disagreements, fights and jokes between Captain Kirk (William Shatner), Dr Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy (DeForest Kelley) and Mr Spock (Leonard Nimoy) were expertly crafted for dramatic impact. But I’m not writing this to confess to (...)
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  50. Seneca, Lucius Annaeus.Robert Wagoner - 2015 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    Lucius Annaeus Seneca The ancient Roman philosopher Seneca was a Stoic who adopted and argued largely from within the framework he inherited from his Stoic predecessors. His Letters to Lucilius have long been widely read Stoic texts. Seneca's texts have many aims: he writes to exhort readers to philosophy, to encourage … Continue reading Seneca, Lucius Annaeus →.
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