Marcus Aurelius: Meditations


Statue of Marcus Aurelius on horseback.

(The following post from March 2015, recently surpassed 100,000 views. I reprint it below.)

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.~ Marcus Aurelius

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Albert Camus’ The Plague

(Note. I first published this piece exactly one year ago. Since the pandemic continues, I thought it worth a reprint.)

Albert Camus (1913 – 1960) was a French author and philosopher who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. His novel The Plague has recently garnered much worldwide attention due to the pandemic of 2020. As a philosopher familiar with Camus’ thought, I’d like to highlight the book’s main philosophical themes. But first a very brief plot summary.

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