Category Archives: Stoicism
Over at Stoicism Today, I contributed to their blog on Stoic áskēsis. It was challenging, yet fun to write. You can see the post here.
In the Discourses, Epictetus says: If one has to be deceived into learning that external things that lie outside the sphere of choice are nothing to us, I for my part would willingly undergo such deception… Discourses I.4.27 Now knowing … Continue reading
Advice A nice blog post about advice from Daniel Dennett on how to think philosophically. Art A cool photo project where you can see the borders between two, sometimes three, countries in Europe. Ethics Stoic spiritual exercises part i. Stoic … Continue reading
Consciousness Galen Strawson has a great article about the history of the philosophy of consciousness. Education How Higher Education perpetuates Intergenerational Inequality. Ethics Sex while drunk: a moral dilemma. Why Our Children don’t think there are moral facts Family If … Continue reading
Crime Disadvantaged youths who were given summer jobs committed fewer violent crimes than their unemployed peers, even after their jobs ended. Psychopathic violent offenders’ brains can’t understand punishment. Environment Here is a chart of US Congress denying climate change: Epistemology … Continue reading
Or maybe this post should be called “First-Order and second-order Thoughts”? I’m not sure where I’m going with this but this could relate with existentialism, stoicism, action theory, free will vs. determinism, the self and identity, epistemology, and countless others. … Continue reading
Throughout the midst of the culture wars, Martha Nussbaum gives a definitive account of reforming our liberal education from a classical point of view. She boldly, yet cautiously defends the liberal education that is desperately needed in higher education. What … Continue reading