How to practice Stoicism with Epictetus

[image: Eighteenth century engraving of Epictetus, Wikipedia]

There are different ways to understand Stoic theory, and different ways to be a practicing Stoic. Just like there are different ways of being a Christian, or a Buddhist. In fact, the ancient Stoics disagreed among themselves on a number of points, as it becomes clear by reading book VII of Diogenes Laertius’ Lives of the Eminent Philosophers. Moreover, Seneca says that our predecessors are our teachers, not our masters…

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Philosophy as a Way of Life

Philosophy as a Way of Life

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by Massimo Pigliucci. Practical philosophy, science, pseudoscience & good reasoning. Complete index of articles at https://massimopigliucci.org/essays/