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  • Philosophy / General,
  • Philosophy

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FormatPaperback
Number of Pages328
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8501031M
ISBN 10142500461X
ISBN 109781425004613

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On Duties is in the form of an extended letter from Cicero to his twenty-one-year-old son, Marcus, who is, at the time, studying in Athens. This is Cicero’s major ethical writing and his final philosophical work, done in the last year and a half of his life. De Officiis (On Duties or On Obligations) is a treatise by Marcus Tullius Cicero divided into three books, in which Cicero expounds his conception of the best way to live, behave, and observe moral obligations. The work discusses what is honorable (Book I), what is to one's advantage (Book II), and WikiMili The Free Encyclopedia.   Read "De Officiis On Duties; Or On Obligations" by Marcus Tullius Cicero available from Rakuten Kobo. The most extraordinary and influential treatise ever written on political ethics. Though composed in late 44 B.C. it is Brand: Readhowyouwant. On Moral Duties (De Officiis) | Cicero Marcus Tullius | download | B–OK. Download books for free. Find books.

  The de Officiis is, therefore, the first classical book to be issued from a printing press, with the possible exception of Lactantius and Cicero's de Oratore which bear the more exact date of Octo , and were likewise issued from the Monastery press at Subiaco. 1. My dear son Marcus, you have now been studying 1 a full year under Cratippus, and that too in Athens, and you should be fully equipped with the practical precepts and the principles of philosophy; so much at least one might expect from the pre-eminence not only of your teacher but also of the city; the former is able to enrich you with learning, the latter to supply you with models. Written in 44 B.C. by Roman official, orator, and philosopher, Marcus Tullius Cicero, On Duties is a philosophical treatise on moral duty, or 'appropriateaction. 'It is written as a three-section letter, in lieu of a visit, to his son, Marcus Tullius Cicero Minor, who lived . We know more of Marcus Tullius Cicero ( BCE), lawyer, orator, politician and philosopher, than of any other Roman. Besides much else, his work conveys the turmoil of his time, and the part he played in a period that saw the rise and fall of Julius Caesar in a tottering republic. Cicero (Marcus Tullius, BCE), Roman lawyer, orator, politician and philosopher, of whom we know more 5/5(1).

Cicero, perhaps the most famous of the Roman philosophers, wrote an influential treatise on duties and obligations published after his death. De Officiis, along with his Republic/Commonwealth and Laws, serve as Cicero’s longstanding political legacy to the by: "DE OFFICIIS" (On Duties or On Obligations) is a treatise by Marcus Tullius Cicero divided into three books. This book is a third part of the treatise discusses the choice to be made when there is an apparent conflict between virtue and Rating: % positive. Lee "De Officiis On Duties; Or On Obligations" por Marcus Tullius Cicero disponible en Rakuten Kobo. The most extraordinary and influential treatise ever written Brand: Readhowyouwant. But as regards special duties for which positive rules are laid down, though they are affected by the doctrine of the supreme good, still the fact is not so obvious, because they seem rather to look to the regulation of everyday [p. 11] life; and it is these special duties that I propose to treat at length in the following books.