Stoic Q&A: how is non-existence ever preferable?

[Memento mori, remember you will die]

R. writes: I’ve been reading some Stoic philosophers recently, and I came upon this quote by Seneca:

“Death is a release from and an end of all pains: beyond it our sufferings cannot extend: it restores us to the peaceful rest in which we lay before we were born. If anyone

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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/