Stoic News

By Dave Kelly

Thursday, September 02, 2004

The metaphorical structure of Epictetus Encheiridion 1

"It seems to me that there are at least two complex metaphors at work in this chapter, one that treats the self as property-owner, and the other that relates the Stoic subject to impressions as one person is related to a second person who is trying to persuade the first person to engage in some action of pursuit or avoidance. We could call this the impression as possible tempter metaphor" (Jan Garrett).



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