By Epictetus, Robert Dobbin
A new translation of the influential teachings of the nice Stoic philosopher
DESPITE BEING BORN into slavery, Greco-Roman thinker Epictetus turned the most influential thinkers of his time. Discourses and chosen Writings is a transcribed choice of casual lectures given via the thinker round advert 108. A gateway into the existence and brain of a superb highbrow, it's also a massive instance of the use of Koine or "common" Greek, an ancestor to straightforward smooth Greek.
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3 Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac (New York: Oxford University Press, 1949), pp. 224–5. , p. 178. indd 32 THEO DO RE R. 1 Take Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) as a case in point. 4 I want to show that there is a tension between (1) the obviously environmentally minded and commendable pursuit of preserving habitats and (2) the preservation of habitats to enable one to engage in the sport of killing members of species that live in these habitats. To do so, I will explore the relationship between hunting and environmentalism.
Yet, here I am, with a sweet, unsuspecting bird marked by the white dot. The heart pounding, I feather the trigger. Can I pull it? indd 12 JES Ú S ILU NDÁIN- AGU RRUZA 5/27/2010 11:16:02 AM The inner fight I encountered captures a vital and troubling tension inherent in hunting: the allure of asserting your superiority over another creature you pursue, and the realization that this implies killing it. We also take two birds with this shot as it captures the conflict and snatches a working definition (another PFCC tenet: define and clarify key concepts early).
122–5. It does bring you closer to not pulling the trigger. The ambivalence, whether from a self-avowed animal lover such as me, or a seasoned hunter with hundreds of kills, stems from the same source. We understand The Deer Hunter’s Michael better now when he goes from his one-kill ethos to taking the finger off the trigger at the end of the film. He’s gained an appreciation for life and the tension has placed him on the other side. Hey, it happens even to the toughest. 23 I also have an impressive track record of killing all kinds of birds while driving (usually with my horrified wife in the car).
Discourses and Selected Writings by Epictetus, Robert Dobbin