Shaftesbury, Stoicism, and Philosophy as a Way of Life. / Sellars, John.

In: Sophia, Vol. 55, No. 3, 01.09.2016, p. 395-408.

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This paper examines Shaftesbury’s reflections on the nature of philosophy in his Askêmata notebooks, which draw heavily on the Roman Stoics Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius. In what follows, I introduce the notebooks, outline Shaftesbury’s account of philosophy therein, compare it with his discussions of the nature of philosophy in his published works, and conclude by suggesting that Pierre Hadot’s conception of ‘philosophy as a way of life’ offers a helpful framework for thinking about Shaftesbury’s account of philosophy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)395-408
Number of pages14
JournalSophia
Volume55
Issue number3
Early online date27 Aug 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2016
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