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Socrates vs Epictetus: on suicide

Socrates begins an argument against suicide, reminding his friend that it “is held not to be right.” On what grounds?

[Socrates and Epictetus, Wiki Commons]

“Why, said Socrates. Is not Evenus a philosopher?
I think that he is, said Simmias.
Then he, or any man who has the spirit of…

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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.blog/essays/

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