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Stoic Serenity 5.8: Philosophy’s Noble Purpose

Finally, a breath of fresh, living air! Seneca’s Letter 48 today, “On Quibbling as Unworthy of the Philosopher,” resonates beautifully. The first three paragraphs were a bit of a roller coaster, but hang in there. It’s worth it: Read more of this post

Stoic Serenity 2.1.2: A Quest!

A Quest!

Greetings! I had originally planned to post today’s entry regarding Epictetus’ lessons on what is “in our power.” However, while paraphrasing the selection we’d be reading from, it was all becoming a befuddled mess in my mind. (It probably didn’t help that I was attempting this at 4:00am.) Despite looking at multiple translations of the excerpt last night, it just wasn’t clicking the way it needed to. I’m under the impression that it would benefit us not only for the next lesson, but in our overall progress toward the philosophic life, if we took a moment now to direct our attention from the chapter at hand and investigate some key terms and concepts in philosophy.

Let’s start from the beginning, shall we? Read more of this post

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