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February 2020

Zeno of Citium

Project Stoicism: The Virtue of Temperance

Temperance may well be the virtue most relevant in our time for every day life. Temperance is defined as moderation or voluntary self-restraint. In a world where we are constantly bombarded with advertising and we are under constant pressure to have X in order to be cool, respected, en vogue …

The Stoa

Project Stoicism: The Virtue of Wisdom

The Stoics recognize four primary virtues: Wisdom, Justice, Courage, and Temperance. I will tackle each one starting today with Wisdom. Wisdom to Stoics is the knowledge of things which are good or evil or which are neither. Concerning this knowledge I want to share some thoughts on two quotes by …

Marcus Aurelius

Project Stoicism

For a very long time I have been a fan of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius. My fascination with him began back before my teenage years when I found out there was a Roman emperor who shared my first name. Much later (but already some 20 years ago or more) …