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Living in accord with Nature

Over on the Stoicism Today Blog we have an excellent outline by Greg Sadler on what ‘living in accord with nature’ means for the Stoic:
Nigel Glassborow
6:29 AM
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Philo of Alexandria - will, "free-will", and "self-determined will"

Salve. A little more about Stoic thinking on the subject of the will here in the quote below, from Philo of Alexandria. Philo's ethics are Stoic.
malcolmschosha
Apr 28
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Re: The Real Spartacus: or What is Philosophy as a Way of Life?

Thanks Dave and Nigel, the former esp. for this nice quote from Graver and reminding me of Disc II 16 on confidence, which I will use with students (combatting
matthew sharpe
Apr 23
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Re: The Real Spartacus: or What is Philosophy as a Way of Life?

... Philosophy as a way of life entails for Socrates and Epictetus turning our attention away from the pursuit of externals "towards taking care, first of all,
Dave Kelly
Apr 22
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Re: The Real Spartacus: or What is Philosophy as a Way of Life?

Dave says, “The Stoic's task with respect to death would seem to be to develop the right sort of judgment, or disposition of Will about death. Any thoughts
Nigel Glassborow
Apr 21
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Re: The Real Spartacus: or What is Philosophy as a Way of Life?

Hi Matthew, https://theconversation.com/the-real-spartacus-or-what-is-philosophy-as-a-way-of-life-76404 "In one of the more powerful moments in “Be Here
Dave Kelly
Apr 20
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The Real Spartacus: or What is Philosophy as a Way of Life?

Hi Matthew, On Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 8:11 PM, matthew sharpe ... I've taken the liberty to start your topic in its own thread. ... Regards, Dave
Dave Kelly
Apr 20
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Re: The will should be good

Hi all,thanks for the continuing discussion threads, which are really helpful.  perhaps this film will be of interest to some on the list, since it dramatises
matthew sharpe
Apr 19
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Re: The will should be good

Hi Malcolm- The view that what is essential to our well being is entirelyinternal is both the core of Stoicism and a radical divergence from the commonview so
Steve Marquis
Apr 19
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Re: orexis/ekklisis and prohairesis

All: I think, just maybe, I see part of the problem. "Will", in English, is used in multiple ways. It can be used as a name of a faculty "Freedom of the Will"
Grant Sterling
Apr 19
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The will should be good

Below is an excerpt from an essay on the will written by Roberto Assagioli (1888 - 1974) who was an Italian psychologist. I think Assagioli does a good job of
malcolmschosha
Apr 19
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Re: orexis/ekklisis and prohairesis

... (will is considered essential by both of us)". Steve, what I have been trying to explain is that we are really very far apart. At least that is how it
malcolmschosha
Apr 19
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Re: The will of the Logos - was Training for loss

Hi Grant, Unfortunately there is no short answer to your requests, namely, “Perhaps you can say more about how you understand "soft determinism"” and your
Nigel Glassborow
Apr 18
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Re: orexis/ekklisis and prohairesis

That's fine Malcolm. I had intended to go quiet on the subject but I thought Grant's insight into intellect and will as separate entities as a common notion
Steve Marquis
Apr 17
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Re: orexis/ekklisis and prohairesis

Grant, you wrote: "..I was not claiming that we should call "will" "assent". I prefer to keep those as two separate _names_, while recognizing that they are
Malcolm Schosha
Apr 17
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