On the Shortness of Life by Seneca

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Title : On the Shortness of Life
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ISBN : 0143036327
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 106 pages


Glenn rated it ★★★★★

August 22, 2017

The great Roman philosopher, statesman, dramatist Seneca ( BC 4 – AD 64) wrote many letters encouraging friends to apply themselves to the task of living a free, wise, tranquil and joyful life. On the Shortness of Life is one of my personal favorites since Seneca, ever the true eclectic, brillian...

Bill rated it ★★★☆☆

November 20, 2017

Now that I've read a few philosophical essays by Seneca the Younger, I am inclined to believe every bad thing I have ever heard about him. Before this, I've cut him some slack. Sure, he—along with his cronies, one of whom was Burrus, prefect of the Praetorian Guard—ruled Rome during his pupil Nero...

Florencia rated it ★★★★☆

January 10, 2018

The problem, Paulinus, is not that we have a short life, but that we waste time. Life is long and there is enough of it for satisfying personal accomplishments if we use our hours well. But when time is squandered in the pursuit of pleasure or vain idleness, when it is spent with no real purpose, t...

Abubakar rated it ★★★☆☆

November 08, 2015

This is an excellent philosophical essay written by Seneca, one of the most significant Roman philosophers and one whom we might call the father of Stoicism. The problem is simple, we are never content and happy with our lives and at the end we think it was too short. The solution is even simpler...

Sara rated it ★★★★★

October 02, 2007

It is amazing how something written so long ago can have such relevance today. I found this essay really inspiring. here is a good quote: "Life is long enough, and it has been given in sufficiently generous measure to allow the accomplishment of the very greatest things if the whole of it is well i...

Amir rated it ★★★★☆

October 27, 2017

داشتن یک فلسفه مشخص باعث می شه آدم زندگیش نظم بهتری داشته باشه و خیلی راحت تصمیمات درستی رو (مطابق با اون فلسفه) بگیره. سنکا یکی از بزرگان فلسفه رواقی بوده و اساس فلسفه رواقی برا آرامش بنا شده. در همین راستا فیلسوفان رواقی اصولی رو پیدا و ترویج کردن که به کار گرفتنشون فارغ از هر شرایط و نا ملایمت...

Paradoxe rated it ★★★★★

February 07, 2017

Ποιος είμαι εγώ για να μιλήσω για το Σενέκα; Αν κάποιος με ρωτούσε μερικές ημέρες πριν τι είναι η φιλοσοφία, ποια η φύση της, πιθανότατα θα έπιανα ίσως κάποιο παλμό, ή όχι. Είμαι ένας επιδερμικός ερευνητής, τίποτα περισσότερο. Αυτό το βιβλίο είναι η Φιλοσοφία, δεν είναι χάρτης, αλλά προσφέρει μια...

Pavle rated it ★★★☆☆

May 31, 2016

Po svemu sudeći, Seneka je bio nešto kao lajf kouč antičkog Rima. Jedan od osnivača stoicizma, njegova filozofija je vrlo zdravorazumska i uglavnom se svodi, barem u esejima prisutnim u ovoj knjižici, na pokušaj razumevanja ljudskog odnosa prema vremenu i sopstvenim životima. Iako mu je svaka aps...

Frankie rated it ★★★★★

November 30, 2012

This is, so to speak, Seneca the Younger's greatest hits album. The first "On the Shortness of Life" is probably his most popular, but I prefer the last "On Tranquillity of Mind". I realize there has been some apprehension for Seneca because of his supposed dissipation and association with Nero....

Priyanka rated it ★★★★★

March 22, 2015

Haven’t we found ourselves, at some point or the other, wondering how we are not given enough time in which to live. But is this really true? Or are we just gripped by an insatiable greed and a laborious dedication to useless tasks mistakenly calling them productivity and a busyness which is noth...

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