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This recent burst of activity can be interpreted as a response to a slowly accumulating interest in Stoicism, fueled in part by a major annual gathering described in Massimo Pigliuccis latest book, How to Be a Stoic.
used Stoic mental disciplines to remain 'captain of his own ship' through years of torture and imprisonment after being shot down over Vietnam.
I will not be arguing that the approach of the Stoics is false or dangerous; I will argue instead that Aristotle's is simply better.
I frequently hear my parents' generation described as stoic, having lived through the hardships of the 1930s and '40s.
The Stoics did not seek death, but equipped with a coherent philosophy, nor did they dread it.
He held that the Stoics thought that when human beings acquire reason, they form false beliefs about what is good and what is bad because they "rationalise" their "natural inclinations," (5) but he did not provide the details insofar as he did not set out the reasoning that the Stoics understood to constitute this "rationalization.
The Stoics modified Diogenes's teachings to suit their need.
Stoic Pragmatism is distinguished from his previous books in its attempt to unite several long-held views into a general philosophy of life.
Due to the consistent and continuous interest of the Stoics in the values of innermost personhood, it is thus appropriate to correlate the thematic choice of civil war with the issue of inward warfare--both at the level of the individual and the collective psyche.
The Stoics thought there was truth in the polytheism of Greco-Roman tradition, but I am not centrally interested in those lesser gods here.
Fitzgerald observes, in his essay on slavery in a variety of biblical texts, that while neither their authors nor the Stoics urged the overthrow of existing hierarchies, they shared a minority view in advocating the humanizing and humane treatment of slaves, whose accidental status was no bar to their possession of virtue and inner freedom.
During this period, serving routinely alongside soldier-scholars, she developed an interest in the relationship between the ancient Stoic philosophies and contemporary warriors.