Marc Aurel Selbstbetrachtungen

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Marc Aurel: Selbstbetrachtungen • Für die eBook-Ausgabe neu editiert • Voll verlinkt, und mit detailliertem Inhaltsverzeichnis • Mit ausführlichen Erläuterungen im Anhang • Mit Bildergalerie der berühmtesten Skulpturen Marc Aurels in Museen überall auf der Welt »Als ›Ta eis heautón‹ wurden diese Aufzeichnungen zusammengefasst, was etwa heißt: ›Das an sich selbst Gerichtete‹, ›Das zu sich selbst Gesagte‹. Der geläufige Titel ›Selbstbetrachtungen‹ gibt diesen Lebens- und Welterwägungen einen narzisshaften Klang, der ihnen nicht gebührt.« (Peter Wapnewski) Marc Aurel ist nicht nur als einer der bedeutendsten römischen Kaiser in Erinnerung geblieben, sondern auch als großer Philosoph, und seine Betrachtungen, die er auf griechisch verfasste, zählen zur Weltliteratur. Von der »ZEIT Bibliothek der 100 Sachbücher« wurden sie in die Reihe der 100 wichtigsten Sachbücher aller Zeiten aufgenommen. Mit vierzig Jahren, im Jahre 161, bestieg Marc Aurel den römischen Kaiserthron und blieb 19 Jahre lang Regent des Römischen Imperiums. Durch die Umstände der Zeit wurde er in langdauernde Kriege verwickelt. Dennoch ging er nicht als Feldherr, sondern als Philosoph in die Geschichte ein. Im Jahre 180 starb er auf einem Feldzug, vermutlich an den Pocken. Marc Aurel war stets ein Mann des Wortes und der Tat. Einer seiner Leitsätze lautet: »Es kommt nicht darauf an, über die notwendigen Eigenschaften eines guten Mannes dich zu besprechen – vielmehr ein solcher zu sein.« ---- eClassica – Die Buchreihe, die Klassiker neu belebt.


Author : Marcus Aurelius
ISBN : 158836173X
Genre : Philosophy
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Few ancient works have been as influential as the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, philosopher and emperor of Rome (A.D. 161–180). A series of spiritual exercises filled with wisdom, practical guidance, and profound understanding of human behavior, it remains one of the greatest works of spiritual and ethical reflection ever written. Marcus’s insights and advice—on everything from living in the world to coping with adversity and interacting with others—have made the Meditations required reading for statesmen and philosophers alike, while generations of ordinary readers have responded to the straightforward intimacy of his style. For anyone who struggles to reconcile the demands of leadership with a concern for personal integrity and spiritual well-being, the Meditations remains as relevant now as it was two thousand years ago. In Gregory Hays’s new translation—the first in thirty-five years—Marcus’s thoughts speak with a new immediacy. In fresh and unencumbered English, Hays vividly conveys the spareness and compression of the original Greek text. Never before have Marcus’s insights been so directly and powerfully presented. With an Introduction that outlines Marcus’s life and career, the essentials of Stoic doctrine, the style and construction of the Meditations, and the work’s ongoing influence, this edition makes it possible to fully rediscover the thoughts of one of the most enlightened and intelligent leaders of any era.
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Meditations On First Philosophy

Author : René Descartes
ISBN : 9780191604942
Genre : Philosophy
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'It is some years now since I realized how many false opinions I had accepted as true from childhood onwards...I saw that at some stage in my life the whole structure would have to be utterly demolished' In Descartes's Meditations, one of the key texts of Western philosophy, the thinker rejects all his former beliefs in the quest for new certainties. Discovering his own existence as a thinking entity in the very exercise of doubt, he goes on to prove the existence of God, who guarantees his clear and distinct ideas as a means of access to the truth. He develops new conceptions of body and mind, capable of serving as foundations for the new science of nature. Subsequent philosophy has grappled with Descartes's legacy, questioning many of its conclusions and even his basic approach, but his arguments set the agenda for many of the greatest philosophical thinkers, and their fascination endures. This new translation includes the Third and Fourth Objections and Replies in full, and a selection from the rest of these exchanges with Descartes's contemporaries that helped to expound his philosophy. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Category: Philosophy

Pascalian Meditations

Author : Pierre Bourdieu
ISBN : 0804733325
Genre : Religion
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A brilliant example of Bourdieu's unique ability to link sociological theory, historical information, and philosophical thought.
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Author : Baha'i Publishing
ISBN : 1931847568
Genre : Religion
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Inspiring, thought-provoking collection of daily meditations from Baha'i scripture, the Bible, the Koran, and other world religions.
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Book Of Meditations For Every Day In The Year

Author : James Allen
ISBN : 9788120791138
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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"Every day is a new beginning and not a mere repetition of the previous day. Hence each day should be spent wisely and fruitfully. As today’s life is becoming hectic and busy, we are prone to illnesses and mental disturbances. Therefore, now, more than ever in the past, we need to spend few minutes in meditation. This will give us the necessary spiritual and mental poise to enter upon our duties in the proper frame of mind. The meditations given in this book for each day of the year keep us company and, at intervals when we pause from our work, recharge our energies. We also acquire peace and strength to sustain us through the stressful life.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit


Author : Marcus Aurelius,
ISBN : 9780199573202
Genre : History
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Marcus Aurelius' Meditations is a private notebook of philosophical reflections with universal significance. Drawing on Stoic philosophy, Marcus confronts challenges that affect us all in our struggle to live meaningful lives. This edition includes a selection of Marcus' correspondence with his tutor Fronto which complements the Meditations.
Category: History

Nietzsche Untimely Meditations

Author : Friedrich Nietzsche
ISBN : 0521585848
Genre : Philosophy
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The four early essays in Untimely Meditations are key documents for understanding the development of Nietzsche's thought and clearly anticipate many of his later writings. They deal with such broad topics as the relationship between popular and genuine culture, strategies for cultural reform, the task of philosophy, t he nature of education, and the relationship between art, science and life. This new edition presents R. J. Hollingdale's translation of the essays and a new introduction by Daniel Breazeale, who places them in their historical context and discusses their significance for Nietzsche's philosophy.
Category: Philosophy

Meditations Diversion Classics

Author : Marcus Aurelius
ISBN : 9781682305898
Genre : Philosophy
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Featuring an appendix of discussion questions, the Diversion Classics edition is ideal for use in book groups and classrooms. Meditations is a series of private reflections and philosophical essays from Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius. In a translation that engages the reader, Mediationsexpands the Stoic philosophical movement that Aurelius held closely to his heart. Often spurning the extremes of good and evil, Aurelius champions rationality and calm over all else. A moving, deeply personal response to a life of privilege and responsibility, the legacy of this canonical work still resonates with world leaders, educators and philosophers to this day.
Category: Philosophy


Author : Rev Larry Lee Coggins
ISBN : 9781602663398
Genre : Religion
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These heartfelt private meditations can be used as devotions, as a study guide, and as a resource for new converts. (Practical Life)
Category: Religion