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an ancient Greek school of philosophy founded at Athens by Zeno of Citium. The school taught that virtue, the highest good, is based on knowledge, and that the wise live in harmony with the divine Reason (also identified with Fate and Providence) that governs nature, and are indifferent to the vicissitudes of fortune and to pleasure and pain.

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What stoicism offers for platonic love? [closed]

There is a girl that I am in love with, and she is going to marry soon, not with me. We are friends, and I don't want to lose her; however, it hurts. Can stoicism help me with that? If it can, how?
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Can we adopt a certain perspective without subjective experience?

Introduction I am not speaking about our conscious perspective that includes our conscious knowledge of what is rational and what is irrational. I am speaking about the deep perspective that controls ...
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Stoic thoughts on sharing achievements

I've started practising and I wonder what are the stoic thoughts on sharing your achievements with friends/anyone. I used to share all my achievements with everyone and it was causing some troubles, ...
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Two passages in Marcus Aurelius Meditations

My question is about passages 20 and 24 in Book 7. Passage 20 is rendered, at least in my book like this: One thing only troubles me, that I may not myself do something which the constitution of ...
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Do Stoics believe that when humans suffer due to the action of someone else we should endure it like a true human without any complaint?

Stoicism is defined as enduring pleasure or pain without showing emotion. When you neither react when you get burned badly nor react when you win the lottery, this is an example of stoicism. Is ...
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Are there historical connections between the concepts of apatheia/ataraxia and nirvana?

These concepts seem very similar to me: loosely speaking, it's all about how limiting our desires is good. Knowing that there was contact between ancient Greece and ancient India, could it be that one ...
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As someone studying philosophy and applying it to my life with success, how far does one take the ideals learnt?

I am studying several philosophers and applying all the knowledge I am learning into a 'melting pot' of ideals and characteristics I am applying to my life to better myself and attempt to live more ...
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Is stoicism still relevant in modern world?

World with each day is becoming more hyperconnected and communication centric, will being emotionally enduring and closed end up self destructive in long term ? Is stoicism still relevant in modern (...
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What is your view of Stoicism as a philosophy for present day living? [closed]

Do you approve of the Stoic philosophy presented in the discourses of Epictetus, the meditations of Marcus Aurelius and the writings of Lucius Annaeus Seneca? How do you reconcile the Stoic idea of ...
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Reference request for philosophies like Stoicism

I'm doing a bit of a review of philosophical systems... At one end being the logic and reason of Critical thinking, in the middle are logical problems with "accepted" answers, and at the other end "...
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Why is the word “however” used here? What does it mean? [closed]

I was reading a Wikipedia article on fatalism and the idle argument. It says a Stoic philosopher "attempted to refute" it and then it states the argument. The very next line it uses the word "however"....

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