Anthony Ashley Cooper Shaftesbury: Self

Adam Grzeliński


 The Self is the first Polish translation of an excerpt from Shaftesbury’s notebooks entitled Askêmata. The text proves that these notebooks not only complement the contents of his Characteristics of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times, the three-volume set which made Shaftesbury a famous and influential philosopher but is to be seen mainly as a kind of moral exercises and soliloquies in which Shaftesbury comments the works of the stoics: Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius. In one of the previous issues of „Folia Philosophica” three other excerpts from the same set were published: Character and Conduct, Attention and Relaxation, and Improvement; the present one is a continuation of the series.


Shaftesbury; self; stoicism; moral exercises

Published : 2023-06-09

GrzelińskiA. (2023). Anthony Ashley Cooper Shaftesbury: Self. Folia Philosophica, 48, 1-16.

Adam Grzeliński
Nicolaus Copercnicus University in Toruń  Poland

Adam Grzeliński (tłumacz) – profesor, pracuje w Katedrze Historii Filozofii, Filozofii Systematycznej i Etyki w Instytucie Filozofii Uniwersytetu Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu. Autor monografii: Angielski spór o istotę piękna. Koncepcje Shaftesbury’ego i Burke’a, Kategorie „podmiotu” i „przedmiotu” w Dawida Hume’a nauce o ludzkiej naturze, Człowiek i duch nieskończony. Immaterializm George’a Berkeleya oraz Doświadczenie i rozum. Empiryzm Johna Locke’a, a także przekładów dzieł filozoficznych z języka angielskiego.

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