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Re: A post that I put on my facebook.

Waldoyamada ask “If we say that "I influence myself." Would that be true?” Looking at your question from the Stoic point of view, in the Stoic teachings it
nigel G
Jul 24
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A post that I put on my facebook.

Good morning, I have a question. If we say that "I influence myself." Would that be true? This is more on a philosophical level since learning the basics of
waldoyamada
Jul 24
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Re Virtue, Vice, and Indifferents: the Stoic treatement of Evil

Hi Steve May I rephrase the question: Does Stoic teachings claim that genocide and other such actions are to be treated in accordance with the Stoic idea that
    nigel G
    Jul 22
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    Virtue, Vice, and Indifferents: the Stoic treatement of Evil [was: W

    Parallelto Grant’s answer to Dave’s question: TheStoic claim is that only what is in our control has any bearing on our owneudaimonia.  If Dave means
    Steve Marquis
    Jul 21
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    Quotes from Socrates (via Plato)

    These 24 Socrates Quotes Will Make You Question Life - Expanded Consciousness
    stevemarquis@att.net
    Jul 15
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    Re: Why ought we not be disturbed by events?

    There is another Stoic argument on this topic I would liketo add. Implied often by Epictetus but stated clearly here:2.1. Remember that desire promisesthe
    Kevin
    Jul 12
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    Re: Why ought we not be disturbed by events?

    ... 1) Things that are not in our control are neither good nor evil. No 'event' (I assume that a person's own choices aren't 'events' in this sense) is in our
    Grant Sterling
    Jul 10
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    Why ought we not be disturbed by events?

    What are the reasons we ought not to be disturbed by any event? Regards, Dave -- Value only virtue. Pursue appropriate objects of aim, not objects of desire.
    Dave Kelly
    Jul 9
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    Re: We ought not to lead events, but to follow them

    Take care Gich! Sent from my iPhone ... Take care Gich! Sent from my iPhone On Jul 5, 2015, at 12:56 AM, 'Edwin' edwinjones826@... [stoics]
    Kevin
    Jul 4
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    Re: We ought not to lead events, but to follow them

    Grant wrote: [1] "I end my participation in this thread. I cannot believe that you could read Discourses 2.14 and 4.12 and come away with the idea that
    Edwin
    Jul 4
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    Re: We ought not to lead events, but to follow them

    _______________ This is deliberate obfuscation on your part! We are discussing the fact that Epictetusdoes not ADVOCATE Leadership . . . ______________  
    Steve Marquis
    Jul 4
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    Re: We ought not to lead events, but to follow them

    ... ***** I end my participation in this thread. I cannot believe that you could read Discourses 2.14 and 4.12 and come away with the idea that Epictetus in
    Grant Sterling
    Jul 3
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    Re: We ought not to lead events, but to follow them

    ... ***** I am indeed saying that the Stoic approach is better than the non-Stoic approach _in part_ because the Stoic is free from worry and distress and the
    Grant Sterling
    Jul 3
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    Re: We ought not to lead events, but to follow them

    ... What do you mean by "bad"? a) The murderers did something seriously immoral--their acts were very bad _for themselves_. b) This is the kind of thing that,
    Grant Sterling
    Jul 3
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    Re: We ought not to lead events, but to follow them

    ... I think the recent mass murder in Tunisia is "really bad." Any philosophy that does not recognise this is worthless. **** What do you think is the meaning
    ptypes
    Jul 3
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