How do Stoics Find Peace?

Every Stoic philosopher understood peace on the same grounds that it is deeply connected with the mind or our mindful nature. In this article, we will look at three key Stoics, who can show us how to attain peace. In Stoic philosophy, peace was considered inseparable from reason.…

What are Stoic Virtues and Values?

In this article we will explore the foundations of virtue and values in Stoic philosophy. By looking at this, we will learn the true nature of virtue and values in Stoic philosophy and how these can help us. Virtue and values are determined by many things, including one’s…

What is Stoicism?

Stoicism is a philosophical school of thought that was developed in the 3rd century BC. Despite its ancient origins, Stoicism proves its relevance and value to people in our modern age.  Stoicism, or Stoic philosophy, refers to the philosophical school founded during the Hellenistic period in the early…

Why do Stoics Believe Virtue is the Only Good and Vices are the Only Bad?

There is no gray area in Stoic ethics. For Stoics, virtue is the only good, while anything characterized as a vice (affects) is the only evil. All other external things that do not fall in these categories are merely indifferent. In different ethical theories, the value or nature…

Virtue and Stoic Ethics

In this article, our attention will be directed to the nature of Stoic ethics. We will learn the ethics of virtue and what lies in its foundations.   Stoic ethics was known as the ethics of virtue. Primarily, an ethics of virtue is focused on the subject of moral…

What Do Stoics Think About Death?

Death is one of the biggest philosophical problems. In Stoic philosophy, death is considered to be an inevitable part of the natural cycle. Let’s have a closer look at how Stoics thought about this eternal enigma.   The example of Socrates’ tragic fate, where he clung to his principles…

Implementing Stoicism Day 30 – Meditating on Control and Influence

In this article we will talk about the difference between control and influence, and why it is important to reflect on this difference in your everyday life. There are many cases where we confuse control with influence. For example, we think that because we can influence the forces…

Implementing Stoicism Day 29 – Wishing Well on Your Enemy

In this article we will learn how Stoics thought of their enemies and how we should behave towards our own. However, it is questionable whether Stoics had true enemies at all.  Relationships between people are complicated and are rarely one-sided. Generally speaking from a subjective perspective, there are…

Implementing Stoicism Day 28 – Meditating on Amor Fati

In this article we will talk about what it means to love one’s fate and see how our thoughts on fate can influence the quality of our lives. We can start by determining what the concept of fate meant in the ancient world. Fate is a rational principle…

Implementing Stoicism Day 27 – Meditating on Oneness With All and Cosmopolitanism

In this article we will talk about cosmopolitanism in relation to the Stoics’ understanding of it, and we will see why this notion is important for our wellbeing. Oneness with all means that every human being is connected with one another via our special bond. According to Stoic…
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