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What Stoicism Isn’t

by William B. Irvine, Professor of Philosophy, Wright State University Stoicism has gotten a bad rap.  People think of the Stoics as emotionless beings—as grim, wooden individuals whose goal in life was to stand mutely and take whatever life could throw at them. This perception, however, is quite mistaken.  When we read about the Stoics

[Video] Classics Challenge: Day 1

Welcome to the Classics Challenge! Today we are going to start off with one of the most important tenets of Stoicism… but before we do, a quick historical recap for those just joining us. Stoicism is a brand of philosophy that focuses almost exclusively on the areas of ethics, virtues, and the very difficult task