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On the Ends of Good and Evil

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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On the Ends of Good and Evil discusses Skeptic, Epicurean, Stoic, Peripatetic and Academic views on the good life. Written by Marcus Tullius Cicero.

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Cicero analyzes pleasure and virtue as ends. In a terrific subtext, he insists on definitions, distinctions, and logical consistency.

In this book Cicero develops the ideas of the three prevailing philosophical ideas of his time. He gives several accounts for and against them and as such it is a good introductionary read into ancient philosophy. Another side topic is the fact that Cicero establishes that one need not to philosophi

Read it in Hungarian, not in Latin. Though there were several parts where I didn't agree with Cicero, or that I found his arguing a little bit flawed (at least in the Hungarian translation, in some parts he seems to twist the words of Epicurus), all in all I found it quite enjoyable and interesting.

Fun fact: le Lorem Ipsum des graphistes est tiré de ce livre :)

Un exposé en 5 livres des doctrines philosophiques de la période hellénistique sous forme de plaisant dialogue entre Cicéron et ses amis. Cicéron réfute d’abord la doctrine d’Épicure présentée par Torquatus, puis le Stoïcisme de Pison, a

Este tratado moral, centrado en un fructífero y fascinante debate entre las antiguas escuelas filosóficas helénicas (Epicureísmo, Estoicismo, Peripatéticos), tratan el tema sobre cuál es el sumo bien y el sumo mal de la existencia humana, con argumentos contrapuestos, demostraciones dialécticas, evi

What could be more important to the reader than working out for herself which is the right way to live? —Julia Anna, Introduction
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In short, a life that contains, in addition to virtue, a plentiful supply of the other things that are in accordance with nature is not more worth seeking, bu

I recently read the book “Friends Divided” by Gordon S. Wood. In the book Wood made a point that Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BCE-43 BCE) was a favorite of both John Adams (1735-1826) and Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) and they quoted Cicero frequently. I have always enjoyed reading about Cicero, but I

"'Now it was a mistake to make virtue consist in an act of choice, for this implies that the very thing that is the ultimate Good itself seeks to get something else.'" --Tully

Peerless rhetoric, noble thinking. We expect nothing less from him.

I will have to read this a dozen more times before I can say anything about it.

Elimden düşmeyen son Cicero kitabı! Hayırdır inşallah.

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