The Lucan trilogy: 3 — Stoic politics from Zeno to Seneca

[image: Cato Uticensis, by Josef Abel, 1817, Wikimedia]

Should we be politically active or withdraw into our personal and family life? This is a fundamental question that we all face, implicitly or explicitly, throughout our lives. Stoicism is often accused of being a self-centered philosophy, with little regard for social and political activism. Which is somewhat bizarre, given that the Stoics were explicitly cosmopolitans, and given the many…

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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/