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  • Epicurean Vs Stoicism

    given by the epicurean account. Also, the best way to attain a happy life is by living virtuously and honorably, if these two things are not paid attention to, may create trouble in one’s life. Stoicism, on the other hand, focused more in believing in the human nature. It laid emphasis on paying attention in fulfilling our nature that is rational. Stoics also termed the rational life as a happy and a flourishing life. He also emphasized that freedom also comes from our own choice and that is true in reference to the text where Fredrick could have given time to his family and friends only if he had decided to take out time from his work. It clearly states that things that are under our control like our character, actions, and emotions decide whether everything is good or bad and living our life according to these factors completely depends on us. In addition to this, stoicism also explained that there are certain things like physical pain, health, death, beauty, stupidity, skills, poverty and opinions and actions of others that can influence things outside our control through our actions. The same scenario happened in the case of Fredrick. He might have led a happy and satisfying life had he become friends with other people and also would have given time to his family. Clearly, the stoicism theory clearly justifies that thigs that are under our control definitely control the things that are outside our control through our own actions. The actions of Fredrick didn’t allow…

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  • Seneca's Tenets Of Stoicism Analysis

    emergence of the new major philosophy of Stoicism. Founded by Zeno in Athens, the tenets of Stoicism focused on the eradication of emotion, and particularly fear, which would lead to a life committed to self-betterment. Seneca and his contemporaries took these ideas and expanding on them, marking a shift from the Epicurean philosophy studied a generation previously. While Seneca lead an active life as tutor to Emperor Nero and friend to many powerful political elites, he spent his retirement…

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  • Stoicism: Deterministic Philosophy

    One important branch of deterministic philosophy is Stoicism. The Stoics were pantheists, meaning they believe all aspects of nature and the universe are God. From this line of thinking, they also believe everything interacts together in a way that sets events into motion from which it follows that the Stoics believe everything is determined. Stoic philosophy can be very confusing to studiers because it holds a heavy contradiction. As previously stated, they believe that everything is…

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  • Stoicism: Paul's Letter To The Romans

    Stoicism first originated as an ancient Greek Philosophy founded by Zeno of modern day Cyprus in 300 BCE originally influenced by Socrates and the Cynics. [5] The philosophy began to flourish in the period of the Roman Empire influencing many people including early Christians. Whether the citizens of the Roman Empire were aware of it or not, the morals within it were prominently centered around stoicism. [1] Although the Stoic following consisted mostly of upper-class citizens, lower-class…

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  • Grego-Romans World Philosophies Response To 'The Epicurean'

    Logos for Stoics was mind over matter. It was thought control over one’s destiny, the events in one’s life, whether fortune or misfortune. The idea is to think positively that all occurrences in life serve a divine purpose. Even evil is believed to be good in disguise. Stoicism was a worldview that had to be developed. One’s perception of Logos has to be learned and practiced because one who is a novice or an immature stoic would make impulsive and irrational responses to pressure from…

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  • The Stoic Doctrine

    How do we live ‘according to nature’ in the Stoic doctrine? Do you agree with this doctrine? Stoicism is one of the branches of ancient philosophy originally founded by Zeno of Citium (300 BC). What is Stoicism? Stoic philosophy is not a series of philosophical claims about the nature of the world, of what we can know or what is right or wrong. Instead, Stoicism is commonly described to be an attitude, a way of life (Sellar, 2006). More importantly, the stoics have repeatedly stated in their…

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  • Platonism Vs Buddhism Essay

    It seems feasible to believe that Stoicism and Platonism would have a more similar sense of duty rather than Buddhism since they are both Philosophical. But do they really? By analyzing The Dhammapada by Siddhartha Gautama, Meditations by Marcus Aurelius, and Euthyphro by Plato, it will be argued in this essay that Buddhism and Stoicism have a far greater aligned sense of duty than either has with Platonism. In this essay, There will be five sections, the first section refers to Buddhism as a…

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  • Principle Of Bivalence In Aristotle's 'Sea Battle'

    1) To dive into the puzzle of the Sea Battle we must first discuss the Principle of Bivalence. The Principle of Bivalence can be summarized as follows: for any well-formed proposition, the truth value of that statement must be either true or false. The truth value of the proposition cannot be both (a contradiction), nor neither (a gap). And when looking at the puzzle of the Sea Battle it is of special importance to us to keep in mind that a proposition cannot be neither true nor false, for like…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Battlefield Mercy Killing

    First expounded by Zeno, the core idea of stoicism is that the only thing we can control is our thoughts and responses to what befalls us. Good comes from dealing with our lives and making the best of what is given to us. A line from Marcus Aurelius, a noted Stoic, is very applicable to the topic of battlefield mercy killings, “Pain which is intolerable carries us off; that which lasts a long time is tolerable and the mind retains its tranquility by retiring into itself.” His philosophy is that…

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  • Research Paper On Epictetus

    if you do become upset, it is not the thief’s fault, but your own fault for allowing yourself to be upset in the first place. In essence, “men are disturbed not by things, but with the views which they take on things” (218). To sum up, Epictetus encourages his disciples to distinguish between what is in your control, and what is out of it. With this process, you can properly react to grave circumstances, without letting it hurt you. Hence, letting a bad situation ruin your mood is not the…

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