Why is virtue the only good?

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It’s fundamental that virtue is the only good for a Stoic. There’s not a perfect proof for why virtue is the sole good. As my philosophy professor at Drury U used to say, “you just have to bite the bullet when deciding to commit to any particular ethical theory.” People at times despair that if… Continue reading Why is virtue the only good?

Platonism to Cynicism: Ranked

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Stoic Virtue vs Objectivist Virtue

Ayn Rand can be characterized as a virtue ethicist. Rand claimed her virtue theory was inspired by Aristotle. Ayn Rand reinterpreted Aristotle’s eudaimonic virtue theory within the lens of rational egoism. Rand explained her virtue theory as selfish and she had in mind an enlightened selfishness. So let’s consider Rand’s selfish virtue theory. Ayn Rand’s… Continue reading Stoic Virtue vs Objectivist Virtue

Meditations translated

Meditations has been translated by many different authors. I put a list of translations of the same passage (Book 9, passage 13-15). I though this was interesting so I am posting this. Newest to oldest “Today I escaped from all bothering circumstances – or rather I threw them out. They were nothing external, but inside… Continue reading Meditations translated