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In Stoicism a thing’s appropriateness or inappropriateness is determined by context.
Wednesday, April 12th, 2023
Thoughts on making Stoicism accessible
In Stoicism (not only in Stoicism, but in Stoicism certainly) knowledge means something different than it means in contemporary times.
Stoicism isn’t really about emotional management, but…
We cannot choose our limits in concerns to our physical fittess. Nor can we choose how oſten we fall victim to illness during our lives. Neither, finally, can we choose how or when we will die (suicide notwithstanding). However, we can always choose to do what we’re able to choose to do.
Socrates believed virtue couldn’t exist in half measures; would he have thought the same of joy?
Sunday, September 24th, 2023
Can an atheist believe in a Stoic god?
Stoicism isn’t supernatural, it isn’t a religion, and what it asks you to think through is never anywhere near as strange as haunted houses, folkloric creatures, or higher planes of existence.
Sunday, November 5th, 2023
Righteous indignation vs. the right action
I was so busy being appalled at the seemingly poor character of another person that I, myself, displayed a vicious character and missed an opportunity to act justly and in service to both the cosmopolis and one of its citizens!
Friday, December 29th, 2023
Stoic essence: Excellence, control, and concern
When the fearless leader of this publication, Chuck Chakrapani, suggested this month’s theme, I was un-Stoically giddy. I’ve spent the last two years of my life steeped in Stoic theory and practice, and if I’ve learned anything about contemporary Stoicism, through the communities that have formed around it, it this: many of its adherents are lost in the sauce; to the great detriment of their characters. Chuck providing me the opportunity to talk about this, is like offering Mister Toad a brand new mania – and if you don’t get that reference, that’s okay.
Wednesday, February 7th, 2024