The passage of time steals our youth, our vitality, and any permanence that we might hope for. How best to respond to our situation? Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) tried to answer this question in 1838 in his poem “A Psalm of Life.” Continue reading Longfellow’s “A Psalm of Life”
Nathan Leopold Richard Loeb
Nathan Leopold (1904 – 1971) was born in Chicago to a wealthy immigrant family and was a child prodigy who reportedly scored an intelligence quotient of 210. By the age of twenty Continue reading Leopold and Loeb
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 Emotions and Passions