Professor Anthony A. Long on “Marcus Aurelius and the Self”

Professor Anthony A. Long on “Marcus Aurelius and the Self”Institute of Classics, London U.K., 2012 At the Institute of Classics in 2012, Professor A.A. Long delivered a philosophical paper titled “Marcus Aurelius and the Self” — now published in A Companion to Marcus Aurelius edited by Marcel van Ackeren. In the paper he presented, Professor Long argued that Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations, although firmly “grounded in the study and practice of stoicism”, went “far beyond these acknowledged antecedents” in its reflections on the “self”. Professor Long explains that the exultation we find in the Meditations to sever from… Read More