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In the affair of love, which, out of strict conformity with the Stoic philosophy, we shall here treat as a disease, this proneness to relapse is no less conspicuous.
In part, this is because of some common misunderstandings of what Stoics actually say, and in part, because modern science--from evolutionary biology to neuroscience--not only, contra Coseru's opinion, does not invalidate the broad Stoic view of humans and human agency, but in fact confirms it to an extent more than sufficient to retain intact the core of Stoic philosophy.
A superb new edition of Epictetus's famed handbook on Stoicism-- translated by one of the world's leading authorities on Stoic philosophy.
He explained: "With The Life House, we were looking to reinvent the monastery for a secular modern age; based upon the concept of a retreat; to take us back to the earliest days of Buddhism in the East, and of Stoic philosophy in the West.
Dangerous prisoners were taken through a series of philosophical problems to illustrate ideas such as Plato's ideal society, the Stoic philosophy of the Greeks and Romans, and the Socratic method of inquiry.
So you don't have to be some ancient philosopher like Confucius or a university eggheed to qualify as a sage - I found this when reading me aforementioned book on stoic philosophy - in essence, it's basically what my canny old grandad told me.
Thus, it is an excellent tool for students and teachers of Latin literature and Stoic philosophy.
On the one hand, we should not dismiss Stockdale's experiences, or those of other soldiers who have found resilience and liberation in Stoic philosophy, with a mere wave of the hand or a short piece of philosophical argument.
Marcus Aurelius was a prominent figure in Stoic philosophy, the leading school in southern Europe from 300 BCE to around 200 CE (the "Hellenistic Age").
(9) Frede makes the point in and throughout his work; see Frede, "Affections of the Soul," 94; Frede, "Stoic Conception of Reason," 57; Michael Frede, "On the Stoic Conception of the Good," in Topics in Stoic Philosophy, ed.
Wilson's point of departure in her life of Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BCAD 65), the great Stoic philosopher, historian, dramatist, and statesman, comes from a line in one of Seneca's letters: imperare sibi maximum imperium est--"the greatest empire is to be emperor of oneself." This is a summation of Stoic philosophy and frames, as Wilson puts it, the "most interesting question" of "why he preached what he did, so adamantly and so effectively, given the life he found himself leading" Seneca was born in Cordoba--then in the Roman province of Hispania, in southern Spain--to an elite, educated mother and an equestrian (or "knighted") father, Seneca the Elder, whose writing on rhetoric survives to the present day.
He discusses theory of mind and situated cognition to evaluate Iago's overmentalizing; cognitive behavioral therapy and Stoic philosophy to understand Iago and his masochism, arguing that masochism allows Iago to negate his hyperattunment to others and permits release; Iago in terms of the neural sublime, or the cognitive unconscious; and Othello's cognitions and mindblindness.