Among the many decision-making methods for life’s big decisions, one that stands out is from an early 16th-century soldier-turned-mystic, St. Ignatius of Loyola.
Tag: Spiritual Exercises
Catastrophe Overload? Read Philosophers and Poetry Instead of Headlines
For almost two years now, Americans have been confronted daily by ominous tidings. We are living through stressful times. Reading the news feels awful; ignoring it doesn’t feel right either.
Stoicism Rebooted: The Unlikely 21st Century Return of an Ancient Philosophy
We live in strange times. But few people could have expected today’s rise of a global movement of self-describing Stoic online communities numbering over 100,000 participants.
How to Live Well? Live Like a Stoic
What have the Romans ever done for us? Well, obviously the roads – the roads go without saying. How about guidance for how to live in the 21st century? That seems less likely, but in fact the last few years have seen a flurry of interest in the work of three Roman Stoic philosophers who offered just that. They were Seneca, tutor to the Emperor Nero; Epictetus, a former slave; and Marcus Aurelius, himself emperor.
Quote: Pierre Hadot on Philosophy as an Attempt to Transform Mankind
Contemporary historians of philosophy ... in conformity with a tradition inherited from the Middle Ages … consider philosophy to be purely abstract-theoretical activity.