Seneca's Stoic philosophy is captured in his Moral Essays. On Providence (which tries to answer the question; why, if god is omnipotent, do good people suffer), On Constancy (on Stoic self-sufficiency), On Anger, and On Clemency (addressed to the emperor Nero) are included in the first of this three-volume edition. Volume II contains On the Good Life (outlining the Stoic program of living according to nature), On Leisure, On Tranquility (in which Seneca suggests a way of life that will bring contentment), On the Brevity of Life (which argues that intellectual pursuits and a proper understanding of time will make full even a short life), and the three Consolations (to Marcia, to Helvia, to Polybius). On Benefits (in Volume III) discusses what constitutes a favor, how it should be given and how received, and the nature of gratitude and ingratitude.
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Subtítulo: DE PROVIDENTIA, DE CONSTANTIA, DE IRA, DE CLEMENTI