Stoicism in the Age of Science
June 29, 2017
While ancient Stoics no doubt held some views that are at odds with modern science, proper understanding of Stoicism requires that we differentiate the actual principles of the philosophy from context-specific influences in the ancient writings. Upon doing this, we are left with a philosophy that is not only consistent with sicence - but indespensible in the modern scientifically-informed world.
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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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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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Importance of the Art of Teaching Stoicism
March 7, 2017
Stoic philosophy is all about the art of living virtuously one's self. However, the art of training another to do so, while definitely not an inherent part of Stoic philosophy itself, is something that the Stoic community would do well to also cultivate.
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Why Stoicism is Great for Activism
February 5, 2017
Some people may have their misgivings about the efficacy of Stoicism as a philosophy for activists. However, in reality, it is about as effective a philosophy for activism as there can be.
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A Case for Stoic Outreach
January 7, 2017
As a Stoic, I realize that as far as I am concerned, for anyone other than myself to practice Stoicism is an indifferent (neither inherently good nor bad). Still, I see a strong case for Stoics with a pro-justice understanding of the ancient philosophy to organize some kind of outreach by which to invite others to try Stoicism.
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