My review of the book Being Better: Stoicism for a World Worth Living In

This book remains consistent with Stoicism while also expanding our concerns towards the environment. I’ve really enjoyed this book. It’s a great read for people new to Stoic philosophy and for people who have had a long-time interest in the philosophy. I like that this book does the good thing and contrasts Stoicism with Aristotle… Continue reading My review of the book Being Better: Stoicism for a World Worth Living In

5 Things You Must Know about Hildegard of Bingen

Hildegard of Bingen (1098 – 17 September 1179) was a German Benedictine abbess, writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, visionary, and polymath of the High Middle Ages. She is one of the best-known composers of sacred monophony, as well as the most-recorded in modern history. She has been considered by many in Europe to be the founder of scientific natural history in Germany. Here are… Continue reading 5 Things You Must Know about Hildegard of Bingen

The Ancient Stoic View of Suicide

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When I first explored Stoicism, I was surprised to learn that they were fine with suicide. In fact, that was one of the few things I learned about them at first. I found out that Zeno of Citium (founder of Stoic philosophy in ancient Athens) broke his toe when he was in his 70s and… Continue reading The Ancient Stoic View of Suicide

Stoicism and David Hume

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David Hume held the belief that ethics couldn’t be derived from reason but only from sentiment.  Basically, morality is founded on non-rational emotional responses to experience.  Hume thought of reason like a dog tied to a cart going wherever passion/desire would take it and doing so quite willingly. Stoicism’s views are similar to Hume’s in… Continue reading Stoicism and David Hume

Stoicism, Society, and Emotions

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We’re always told to be mindful of the people around us.  Don’t hurt other’s feelings, or offend, we’re told.  Well, there’s truth to this.  As members of society, despite being taught that people are responsible for how they act based on their feelings or how they manage those feelings, like the motto “sticks and stones… Continue reading Stoicism, Society, and Emotions

Stoicism and David Hume

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David Hume held the belief that ethics couldn’t be derived from reason but only from sentiment.  Basically, morality is founded on non-rational emotional responses to experience.  Hume thought of reason like a dog tied to a cart going wherever passion/desire would take it and doing so quite willingly. Stoicism’s views are similar to Hume’s in… Continue reading Stoicism and David Hume

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

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