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Ancient Philosophy: A Crash Course

1. Metaphysics Metaphysics is the very broad and very profound branch of ancient philosophy that attempts to makes sense of the universe around us. Metaphysics asks ‘what is the universe?’ What is it made of? How does it behave? And what about the universe makes toast always land butter side down? This was a subject

Ancient Agora

Written by Ed Whalen, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom The ancient Agora of Athens is one of the most influential archaeological sites and says a lot about the life of the Greeks. ‘Agora’ literally meaning ‘a place of gathering.’ It was a marketplace where every Athenian citizen participated in governance, overlooked judicial matters, traded commodities, exchanged

Can Stoicism Offer a Practical Guide on How to Live Now?

Can Ancient Philosophy provide real life solutions in our Modern times? One of the keynote speakers to Classical Wisdom’s inaugural Online Symposium, the brilliant philosopher, prominent Stoic and hugely popular author, Massimo Pigliucci, says Yes. (For those who aren’t already familiar with Professor Pigliucci – he is quite the polymath! Born in Liberia, Massimo Pigliucci

Human Nature and the Problem with Stoicism

Stoicism has been on the rise… it’s becoming cool, hip, relevant… it’s entered ‘pop-culture’. Personally, I’m stoked about this. Names like Marcus Aurelius, Seneca and Epictetus just casually being thrown around? Awesome! What’s not to love? It’s not only a gateway philosophy into the fantastic ancient world, it’s also helping people – which is amazing.

Christianity and Stoicism

By Rodrigo Ferreyra, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom It is no secret that the origins of Christian thought are closely related to other Mediterranean philosophies and religions. Already determined by its Jewish heritage, Christianity additionally borrowed for itself different elements such as the Golden Age myth, the fatalism of living in a fallen world, and Zoroastrian