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Yes, Stoicism Can Make Us “Happy”

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Can we live a meaningful life without divine providence? This is, at bottom, the question about which Carlos Fraenkel, who teaches philosophy and Jewish Studies at McGill University, and I fundamentally disagree. At least judging from an interesting review of my book, How to Be a Stoic, he recently published in The Nation. Fraenkel’s is a charitable review, including a good degree of praise for my book. And, more importantly…

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