Category: Stoicism (Against)
A Response to A Stoic-Oriented Video on Epicurus
We’re never very far from the “Stoic v Epicurean” debate, and I want to thank Shahab Ghadiri for bringing to my attention a relatively recent (November 2020) video by a...
New Video By Eoghan Responding to the Stoic Contention that Virtue Is Its Own Reward
This is another great video by Eoghan and I highly recommend it. We haven’t had a good in-depth discussion in a while about the differences between the Stoics and Epicureans,...
Response to Donald Robertson Question: “Was Thomas Jefferson More Stoic Or Epicurean?” (Answer: Epicurean!)
Donald Robertson recently linked to an article he wrote and asked the question: “Was Thomas Jefferson more Stoic or Epicurean?” In answering “Epicurean” I will break down my response into...
“We And The Stoics Today” – New Translation of An Article From The Thessaloniki Garden:
Today Elli P. has posted “We And The Stoics Today – Or, ‘To Those From The Stoa,‘” written by Dimitris Liarmakopoulos, member of the Epicurean Garden in Thessaloniki 27.11.2015. ...
Silicon Valley And Big Tech Are No Friends of the Epicureans
This article lays out a very concerning aspect of Silicon Valley – and a reason that Epicurean platforms should not depend on Big Tech. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/26/style/silicon-valley-stoics.html (1) “An ancient Greek school...
What Type of Epicurean Are You?
First attempt at a meme to dramatize this question:
Peace and Safety For Your Twentieth of February: “What Destroys A Man More Quickly Than To Work, Think, and Feel … Without Any Deep Personal Desire…?”
Peace and Safety to the Epicureans of today, no matter where you might be – Happy Twentieth! In the days since our last Twentieth we’ve had, in the Epicurean Philosophy...
Top Problematic Attitude and “Life Premise” Issues Made Worse By Stoicism and Cured by Epicurean Philosophy
With the assistance of input from the Facebook group, I have been working on a list of basic “attitude” or “life premise” divergences that separate Epicurean v Stoic views. I...
How Do We Meet Seneca’s Stoic Argument: “The ability to increase is proof that a thing is still imperfect.”
PD3: The limit of quantity in pleasures is the removal of all that is painful. Wherever pleasure is present, as long as it is there, there is neither pain of...
A Comparison Chart on “The Goal of Life”
On a regular basis I like to drop back and summarize what I understand to be some of the key differences between Epicurean and other philosophies. This weekend I put...