(This article was reprinted in the online magazine of the Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies, May 1 2017.)
Wealth is necessary in order to live well, but it is not sufficient. You may have lots of money but live terribly if you have no friends or wisdom. You may have mistaken part of a good life—sufficient wealth to live—with the whole of the good life. For money isn’t an end in itself, it is merely a means to an end. Continue reading What Is The Point of Money?
Zeno of Citium, bust in the Farnese collection, Naples – Photo by Paolo Monti, 1969.
A common criticism of Stoicism is that is doesn’t leave proper room for the emotions or passions (EorP), and thus that it advocate a passionless, unemotional and apathetic life. Let’s investigate this claim. Continue reading The Stoics on the Emotions or Passions
Alain de Botton ( 1969 – ) penned an astute essay in the New York Times titled: “Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person.” Continue reading Why You Will Marry The Wrong Person
Emily Dickinson (1830 – 1886) was born in Amherst, Massachusetts. After studying at the Amherst Academy in her youth, she briefly attended the Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, before returning to her family home in Amherst. Continue reading Brief Analysis of “‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers”
Will Durant’s The Story of Philosophy, originally published in 1926, has sold millions of copies and it launched publishing giant Simon & Schuster. It has probably introduced more Americans to philosophy than any other book. Continue reading Introduction to Will Durant’s, The Story of Philosophy