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Justus Lipsius, On Constancy free pdf This book is a reissue of a long out-of-print translation of a major sixteenth-century philosophical text, with new introduction, annotation and bibliography. Lipsius' De Constantia (1584) is a key Humanist text. A dialogue in two books, conceived as a philosophical consolation for those suffering through contemporary religious wars, it proved immensely popular in its day and formed the inspiration for what has become known as 'Neostoicism'. This movement advocated the revival of Stoic ethics in a form that would be palatable to a Christian audience. Lipsius deploys Stoic arguments concerning appropriate attitudes towards emotions and external events. He also makes clear which parts of stoic philosophy must be rejected, including its materialism and its determinism. De Constantia was translated into a number of vernacular languages soon after its original publication in Latin. Of the English translations which were made, that by Sir John Stradling (1594) became a classic- it was last reprinted in 1939. The present edition offers a lightly revised version of Stradling's translation, updated for modern readers, along with a new introduction, notes and bibliography. * English translation of a major philosophical text from the Renaissance. * First in a new series devoted to Renaissance Neo-Latin: 'The Neo-Latin Library'.

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John Sellars is a Research Associate at King's College London, working on the 'Ancient Commentators on Aristotle' project and on ancient philosophy more generally. He is author of The Art of Living: The Stoics on the Nature and Function of Philosophy (Ashgate, 2004). Justus Lipsius [1547 - 1606] was a Belgian classical philologist and Humanist who wrote a series of works designed to revive ancient Stoicism in a form that would be compatible with Christianity. The most famous of these is De Constantia. In it he advocated a Stoic-inspired ideal of constancy in the face of unpleasant external events, whilst carefully identifying those parts of Stoic philosophy that the orthodox Christian should reject or modify. John Stradling [died 9 Sept. 1637] received his education at Oxford (B.A. 1584), and traveIled on the Continent. He was sheriff of Glamorgan 1607, 1609, 1620, and was knighted 1608, and created baronet, 1611. He was Member of Parliament for S. Germans, Cornwall 1623- 4, Old Sarum 1625, and Glamorgan 1625-6. He founded the grammar school at Cowbridge and was author or translator of a number of books.

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Author : Justus Lipsius
Publisher : Bristol Phoenix Press
Data Published : 11 August 2006
ISBN : 1904675158
EAN : 9781904675150
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 162 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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