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Philosophical Meditation (2)

One way to benefit from Philosophy is to meditate on specific short texts. You can do this alone or with other people.You would select a few lines from a philosopher that you value and read them several times, first aloud and then silently. Let other thoughts slip away and absorb only the context of the text you have in front of you. Once you fill satisfied with this, observe the thoughts that your mind offers you and see how they related to the quote or not. At this stage you should be able to follow a train of thoughts that

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What Are The Beliefs of Stoicism? (part2)

Zeno of Citium (334-262 BC), was a Phoenician origin from Citium. Zeno was the founder of the Stoic school of philosophy, which he taught in Athens from about 300 BCE. Stoicism laid great emphasis on goodness and peace of mind gained from living a life of virtue in accordance with nature. Chrysippus of Soli Chrysippus of Soli (/kraɪˈsɪpəs, krɪ-/;[3] Greek: Χρύσιππος ὁ Σολεύς, Chrysippos ho Soleus; c. 279 – c. 206 BC) was a Greek Stoic philosopher. He was a native of Soli, Cilicia, but moved to Athens as a young man, where he became a pupil of Cleanthes in

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