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Seneca to Lucilius: 66, on the Nature of Virtue

[image: Paolo Veronese (1528–1588), The Choice of a Boy between Virtue and Vice, Wikimedia Commons]

What is virtue? There is a lot of renewed talk about virtue these days, not just within the Stoic community, but from op-ed writers who tell us that what is wrong with contemporary society is that we no longer care for virtue, no longer cultivate it, no longer make it the centerpiece of our existence. Seneca, in his 66th letter to his friend Lucilius, gives this apparently cryptic answer:

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Philosophy as a Way of Life

Philosophy as a Way of Life

by Massimo Pigliucci. Practical philosophy, science, pseudoscience & good reasoning. Complete index of articles at https://massimopigliucci.org/essays/