Stoic dogma

A recent piece in The New York Review of Books (“Lovers of Wisdom,” Jim Holt, July 19, 2018), reviewing a new translation of Diogenes Laertius’ Lives of the Eminent Philosophers, notes that Hegel and Nietzsche had opposing views of whether descriptions of philosophers’ daily lives were noteworthy. Hegel thought that how a philosopher lived was…

Stoicism for crises

It has been an eventful, challenging past few months. I have been wondering for a while how Stoicism would help me deal with an actual crisis--but to be honest, I fell short of wishing for a crisis to come so that I could be tested. I’m soft, and it’s the holiday season. Needless to say,…