‘Wrestle to be the man philosophy wished to make you’: Marcus Aurelius, reflective practitioner

@article{MacSuibhne2009WrestleTB,
  title={‘Wrestle to be the man philosophy wished to make you’: Marcus Aurelius, reflective practitioner},
  author={S{\'e}amus Mac Suibhne},
  journal={Reflective Practice},
  year={2009},
  volume={10},
  pages={429 - 436}
}
The Meditations of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus have been read by historians, philosophers and general readers as a text of Stoic philosophy and an insight into the mind of an imperial ruler. In this paper the author discusses aspects of the Meditations from the point of view of reflective practice, positing that Marcus Aurelius is in some ways an exemplar of reflective practice. He discusses his own professional background and concerns within it about reflective practice being a… Expand
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