How Spinoza and the Ancient Stoics Were on the Same Page

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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 How Spinoza and the Ancient Stoics Were on the Same Page

5 Things You Must Know about Stoic Physics

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Per wikipedia: Stoic physics is the natural philosophy adopted by the Stoic philosophers to explain the natural processes at work in the universe. According to the Stoics, the cosmos is a single pantheistic god, one which is rational and creative, and which is the basis of everything which exists. The nature of the world is one of unceasing change, driven by the active… Continue reading 5 Things You Must Know about Stoic Physics

Why Stoic Physics Makes Sense

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I was thinking about how I simply don’t believe that the Stoic physics is all that essential to Stoic ethics. Some people think that there needs to be a rational law throughout the universe for Stoic ethics to work. It’s not enough that we’re trying to be rational and trying to live in accord with… Continue reading Why Stoic Physics Makes Sense

Stoicism and Amor Fati

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I was taking a look at Massimo Pigliucci’s article Did the Ancient Stoics Believe in a Living Cosmos? Does It Matter? published in Medium and I thought his Stoicism 2.0 wasn’t a radical departure from Stoicism. I’m not sure I would sell it as Stoicism 2.0 since it appears to retain basically everything except for… Continue reading Stoicism and Amor Fati

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

5 Reasons Stoicism is Better than Digiorno

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While it is true that DiGiorno might be just as good as delivery and it may take the same amount of time as delivery takes, there’s no possible way that DiGiorno can ever top Stoicism. Here are 5 Reasons why Stoicism is better than DiGiorno. 1. While kids and adults can, in theory, eat pizza… Continue reading 5 Reasons Stoicism is Better than Digiorno

5 Reasons Stoicism is Better than Disney

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1. Disney has come a long way. The princesses don’t just save themselves, but they also save China or their whole island. Princesses even save Queens. Stoicism has also come a long way. In the beginning, Stoicism was for everyone, but philosophers have a hard time convincing the masses that people should be treated equally.… Continue reading 5 Reasons Stoicism is Better than Disney

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