Seneca on ethics & its parts

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Stoics, and especially Roman Stoics like Seneca, are often supposed to have reduced philosophy to ethics. We’ve seen that a strong case can be made that Seneca’s attitude towards “logic” was ambivalent. But he was clear that physics should be studied. Both in itself (Seneca himself wrote lost works on physical subjects as well as the Natural Questions), and for the benefits it brings the inquirer — in terms of magnitudo animi, the…

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Articles on philosophy, psychology & classical thought (notably Stoic), aimed at renewing, spreading, and applying these ideas today.