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We Have Risen Because of Reason

Being focused on reason, the ancient Roman Stoics exhort us to rely upon it greatly, for if we don’t, we are mere animals; it is because of reason that we have risen above all other species on the planet in terms of dominance. (Although, I think I can honestly state, […]

Your Life: Habit or Freedom?

A friend once asked me, “With all the years you’ve studied the mind and its functions, why have you not written a book? Especially since you love to write?” I could have given him a dozen different answers, but what instantly issued from my mouth was, “You’re supposed to write […]

Don’t Believe. Understand. Then Do.

Since the time of the Roman Stoics, philosophy has generally been turned into a field inhabited solely by intellectuals that like using multi-syllabic words, writing almost incomprehensible texts that only their academic friends could understand (I’m looking at you Hegel.) Ultimately, the field became mere contrarian word games, ensuring academics […]

2+2=4, Not Fish

In the writings of the ancient Roman Stoics, there is much talk about God (Zeus), and the gods, having designed humans, utilizing their divine reason to give the same to us. The Stoics put forth that since we were created with reason, we must use it in order to have […]