Changes in Sophia’s Virtual Stoa
June 19, 2017
In order to diversify the subject-areas covered by this blog without clogging your feed with unwanted, irrelevant stuff - this blog will undergo a few structural changes.
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Epictitus Shows us How to Stand Up to Hate Speech Without Compromising our Resilience to Insults
June 15, 2017
While the Stoic advice to embrace insults may seem at times to put us in conflict with our obligation to stand up to societal injustice, Epictetus gives us a great way to resolve this dilemma.
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A Glimpse into the Philadelphia Ethical Society
June 8, 2017
An interview with the Leader of the Philadelphia Ethical Society sheds light into a movement that some interpret as an alternative religion, and which others interpret as an alternative to religion altogether.
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Stoic Community’s Understanding of Transgender Issues Still has Ways to Go
June 1, 2017
Years after my YouTube presentation on Stoicism as a coping mechanism for trans-folk - there is much that the Stoic community doesn't understand about trans-folk and about how our noble philosophy applies to the situation of trans-folk.
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Why Seneca Belongs in Stoic Cannon
May 25, 2017
Despite reluctance on my part - I have come to understand why modern Stoics include the writings of Seneca in the Stoic cannon. Despite all the reasons why ancient Stoics who came after him had no reason to study Seneca's works, a modern Stoic does.
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Complex Situations and the Locus of Control
May 18, 2017
Even in situations that tempt you to focus on factors you don't directly control, you can learn to spot the factors in the equation that are firmly in your control.
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Epictetus Illustrates Dichotomy of Control in the Bathhouse
May 11, 2017
If you think it violates Stoicism to even attempt a change in the world - the Enchiridion of Epictetus includes a clear illustration of why that isn't so.
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Stoicism and AD(H)D – from a Stoic who Actually Has AD(H)D
May 4, 2017
Any illusion that AD(H)D presents a problem for Stoicism dissolves when you learn to see AD(H)D for what it really is, and stop taking for granted things that aren't truly yours.
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FAQ: Ascesis – doesn’t that mean depriving myself of something?
April 2, 2017
No. While ascesis can indeed involve self-deprivation, and every Stoic makes some ascetic use of self-deprivation, the definition of ascesis doesn't inherently include deprivation of any kind.
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Meta-Ascetic Journaling – What it Means and Why Do it
March 27, 2017
In the effort to neurodiversify Stoicism, a meta-ascetic journal can be a great tool for Stoics to help themselves and one another discover the ascetic regimens that best fit them.
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