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Ojennusnuora

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Author: Epictetus
Language: Finnish
Wordcount: 10,629 / 65 pg
LoC Category: PA
Downloads: 1,293
Added to site: 2005.08.30
mnybks.net#: 11362

Translated by K. Jaakkola

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curren;t Epikteetosta opettajanansa, esim. keisari Markus Aurelius (161--180), yksi stoalaisen filosofian merkkimiehiä, joka itsekin kirjoitti samansuuntaisia *Itsetarkasteluja*. Keisari ilmoitti ihastustansa siitä, että hänen opettajansa Junius Rusticus ohjasi häntä Epikteetokseen, ja m. m. hänen arvostelunsa kristityistä onkin oleellisesti samanlainen kuin Epikteetoksen, vaikka kyllä paljon karheampi; kuitenkin sielun kuolemattomuudesta puhuu M. Aurelius, samoinkuin latinalais-stoalainen filosofi Titus Annaeus Seneca (4 e. Kr. -- 65 j. Kr.), toisemmin kuin Epikteetos, jolle se näkökanta on vieras.

*Ojennusnuoran* tarkoituksena on Simpliciuksen selityksen mukaan "ohjata ihmismieltä siihen vapauteen, johon maailman rakentaja ja isä sen on hankkinut". Kirjan kreikankielinen nimi merkitsee "kädenomaa

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