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On the Good Life by Marcus Tullius Cicero
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Jan 18, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: philosophy

So, it's always nice when I read an author that I agree with. I loved Cicero's "On Friendship" dialogue. His view of friendship is both Stoic and Christian in its own sort of way. His "Discussions at Tusculum (Book V)" is a little more tricky. At first glance, it seems that he is advocating a Stoic view; however, his last paragraph, where he explains that he, himself, cannot even live up to the conditions he set forth for attaining Happiness. This means that something more is going on (Rumour has it that Cicero had a considerable influence on Strauss, but this claim needs some more investigating).

Nevertheless, Cicero is an edifying read. His philosophy will "heal the soul" as a professor of mine likes to say.
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