Marcus Aurelius (121–180 CE)
The philosophy of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius can be found in a collection of personal writings known as the Meditations
. These reflect the influence of Stoicism and, in particular, the philosophy of the Stoic Epictetus. The Meditations
may be read as a series of practical philosophical exercises, following Epictetus' three topics of study, designed to digest and put into practice philosophical theory. Central to these exercises is a concern with the analysis of one's judgments and a desire to cultivate a 'cosmic perspective'.
From Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
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