Monthly Archives: October 2017

List of Good Philosophy and Science Books

This is a partial list of popular yet substantive books that have I have read, or in a few cases heard good things about. I started this list around 2000, and forgot about it for many years. I will now begin to update it. New books published since 2013 are designated by (NB). For more see my many book reviews in the “book reviews” sections under categories.) Continue reading List of Good Philosophy and Science Books

Summary of Seneca, “On the Shortness of Life”

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 Lucius Annaeus Seneca (c. 4 BC – AD 65)

(This is one of my most popular articles with over 70,000 views.)

As they age wise persons often lose interest in the inessential. The Stoic philosopher 
Seneca touched on a similar theme in his piece, On the Shortness of Life:

It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it. Continue reading Summary of Seneca, “On the Shortness of Life”