Tag: Stoicism

5 Inspirational Quotes for 2020

An open book and a mug of black coffee

Everyone loves a good quote, and over on my Instagram page I share lots of quotes that have touched me or inspired me. There are quotes by everyone from Immanuel Kant to the Red Hot Chili Peppers. I also share nature photos and philosophy… Continue Reading “5 Inspirational Quotes for 2020”

Does Life Have Purpose?

A bronze statue of Marcus Aurelius on a horse

In this week’s philosophy post we’ll be looking at the Roman emperor and philosopher Marcus Aurelius, whose Stoic philosophy demonstrated a belief in the ultimate meaninglessness of all things.

Living a Virtuous Life

A Roman Amphitheatre

In today’s Friday Philosophy post we’ll be looking at the Roman statesman, philosopher, and dramatist Lucius Annaeus Seneca, who had some interesting advice to offer concerning the way in which we should live our lives.

Philosophy in Politics

Old books in a line

Welcome to this week’s Friday Philosophy post! Today we move from Greece to Rome and look at the work of Marcus Tullius Cicero, who lived from 106-43 BC, only decades before the birth of Jesus.

A Radical Philosopher

Diogenes of Sinope in a barrel surrounded by dogs

In today’s Friday Philosophy post we’ll be taking a brief look at the ancient Greek philosopher Diogenes of Sinope. We’ll learn about his radical approach to philosophy – an approach which had a marked influence on the Cynics and Stoics who followed him.