Stoicism, Autonomy and Abortion

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The Stoics believed in virtue and the chief one among them, justice. The Stoics also believed in preferred indifferents, for example, health, wealth, reputation, pleasure, and education. What did they believe about autonomy though? The Stoics believed in one type of autonomy that was always within our possession: the freedom from perturbation. In fact, if… Continue reading Stoicism, Autonomy and Abortion

Spinoza and the Stoics

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In the Ethics Spinoza attempts to give his philosophical metaphysics an absolute foundation in the style of Euclidean proofs. One of the principal focuses of the Ethics is to show that God is Nature and Nature is God. Like Descartes and Leibniz, Spinoza was a rationalist which meant he believed that all knowledge could be… Continue reading Spinoza and the Stoics

Stoicism, Virtue Signaling, and Vice Signaling

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In this article, I specifically redefine virtue signaling to make a point.  I give virtue signaling a positive meaning since in my experience people who are often accused of virtue signaling are likely intending to say, defend, and do the right thing. Often we hear people complain about others who virtue signal.  But what is… Continue reading Stoicism, Virtue Signaling, and Vice Signaling

Stoicism, Virtue Signaling, and Vice Signaling

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In this article, I specifically redefine virtue signaling to make a point.  I give virtue signaling a positive meaning since in my experience people who are often accused of virtue signaling are likely intending to say, defend, and do the right thing. Often we hear people complain about others who virtue signal.  But what is… Continue reading Stoicism, Virtue Signaling, and Vice Signaling

Stoicism and Moral Responsibility

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Most people, if you ask them if they believe that everything has a cause, they’ll likely say yes.  Most people, if you ask them if they believe that everyone is more or less morally responsible, they’ll likely say yes. The ancient Stoics believed everyone was morally responsible more or less and the Stoics believed that… Continue reading Stoicism and Moral Responsibility

Stoicism, Autonomy, and Abortion

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The Stoics believed in virtue and, in particular, the chief one among them, justice. The Stoics also believed in preferred indifferents, for example, health, wealth, reputation, pleasure, and education. What did they believe about autonomy though? The Stoics believed in one type of autonomy that was always within our possession. In fact, if we worked… Continue reading Stoicism, Autonomy, and Abortion

Stoicism and Spinoza

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In the Ethics Spinoza attempts to give his philosophical metaphysics an absolute foundation in the style of Euclidean proofs. One of the principal focuses of the Ethics is to show that God is Nature and Nature is God. Like Descartes and Leibniz, Spinoza was a rationalist which meant he believed that all knowledge could be… Continue reading Stoicism and Spinoza