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24 Common Criticisms of Stoicism — and Some Answers

The Stoics understand eudaimonia as a life worth living.

[image: Heracles’ door at Ephesus, photo by the author]

This semester I’ve been teaching a course at City College in New York entitled “Practical Ancient Philosophy.” Naturally, we talk a lot about Stoicism. One of my students said she really digs the Stoics, but she feels she’d be more confident in her understanding of the philosophy if…

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