Musonius Rufus — Lectures V & VI: On theory, practice, and training

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One day Musonius Rufus, the first century Stoic who taught Epictetus, was having a conversation with his students. Someone asked whether he thought philosophical theory or practice was more effective, if one’s goal is to become a better person. He said:

Suppose that there are two physicians, one able to discourse very…

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