Seneca to Lucilius: 59, on pleasure and joy

[This is the first of three posts in my occasional “Seneca Week” series.]

“Why is it that folly holds us with such an insistent grasp?” (LIX.9)

This is the excellent question Seneca poses to his friend Lucilius near the beginning of his 59th letter. Seneca wishes to know why is it that we keep doing things that are…

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
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/