Ideas from 'The Discourses' by Epictetus [55], by Theme Structure

[found in 'The Discourses, The Handbook, Fragments' by Epictetus (ed/tr Gill,Christopher) [Everyman 1995,0-460-87312-1]].

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1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 5. Aims of Philosophy / a. Philosophy as worldly
Philosophy investigates the causes of disagreements, and seeks a standard for settling them
16. Persons / F. Free Will / 6. Determinism / a. Determinism
If we could foresee the future, we should collaborate with disease and death
21. Aesthetics / B. Nature of Art / 8. The Arts / b. Poetry
Tragedies are versified sufferings of people impressed by externals
25. Society / B. The State / 4. Citizenship
A citizen is committed to ignore private advantage, and seek communal good