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Philosophy and the Art of Living: Epicurus and Epictetus

This guide is for the students in Dr. Bruce Fraser's Clemente Course in the Humanites.

Course Readings

About Epicurus and Epictetus

Epicurus was a Greek philosopher who lived from 341 B.C. to 270 B.C. He is the inventor of the Epicrueanism school of philosophy.

Epictetus was a Greek-speaking philosopher who lived from 55 to 135. He was born in what is now Turkey as a slave. He believed the purpose of education was to improve one's moral character.


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