The simplest definition of wisdom
Let's be honest In my opinion, we live in one of most un-philosophical periods in the history of human beings. Almost no one cares about learning how to think -…
Glory vs honor A core idea in the philosophy of Socrates and the Stoics is that only the honorable is good. This means that the only good thing is what wise pe…
We must learn what to do from someone who is already doing itThe picture below shows a 3D print of the so called “Pseudo-Seneca"-bust given to me by a friend. For centuries it was believed to show the agin…
More on the self-sufficiency of the good person in Plato's Republic “‘a person will care most for something he really loves.’ ‘Necessarily.’ ‘And he will most love something when he thinks the same things are in …
The power of music"Rhythm and concord, after all, penetrate deeper down inside the soul than anything else; they take the most powerful hold on it, causing it to …
A healthy and natutal soul"‘isn’t it already patently clear, too, what it really is to do unjust actions and behave unjustly, and to do just things?’ ‘How so?’ ‘What’s cl…
How to make sure the people need a leaderSocrates analyzing tyranny together with Adeimantus in Plato's Republic, 566d-567a: '''In the early days and weeks’, I said, ‘he has a smile and…
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