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Le philosophe et l’acrobate

Abstract : This paper offers an analysis of Epictetus, Discourses 3.12 « On Training ». To explain the objects, the functions and risks of philosophical exercises in Epictetus, I study his criticism of acrobatic exercises and of Diogenes’ practice of cynicism as a public performance, to which Epictetus opposes his notion of philosophical training as essentially private and even invisible.
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Thomas Bénatouïl. Le philosophe et l’acrobate. Methodos : savoirs et textes, Savoirs textes langage - UMR 8163, 2021, L'exercice en art, ⟨10.4000/methodos.8427⟩. ⟨halshs-03128862⟩



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