Courage under Fire: Testing Epictetus's Doctrines in a Laboratory of Human Behavior
Publication Date: December 1993
Publisher(s): Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
Author(s): James B. Stockdale
Keywords: Vietnam War; Epictetus; Prisoner of war; Philosophy
When physical disability from combat wounds brought about Jim Stockdale's early retirement from military life, he had the distinction of being the only three-star officer in the history of the navy to wear both aviator wings and the Congressional Medal of Honor. His writings have been many and varied, but all converge on the central theme of how man can rise with dignity to prevail in the face of adversity.