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  • The Art of Living

  • The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness
  • By: Epictetus (translated by Sharon Lebell)
  • Narrated by: Richard Bolles
  • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 406
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 275
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 273

Epictetus, one of the greatest of the ancient thinkers, believed that the primary mission of philosophy is to help ordinary people meet the challenges of daily life and deal with losses, disappointments, and grief. His prescription for the good life: master desires, perform one's duties, and learn to think clearly about oneself and the larger community. This recording includes an interview with philosopher Jacob Needleman on the significance of Epictetus' work.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A fine work but poorly narrated

  • By Steve on 08-23-13

everyone should read/listen to this

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 05-04-15

everyone should read and or listen to this

imperative wisdom discovered two thousand years ago. everything still holds true to today

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