Stoicism — Philosophy as a Way of Life

Stoic epistemology 101: Zeno and the metaphor of the hand movement

(Thanks to Jennifer Lynn Sears [Jennifer@JenniferSears] for the idea of this sequence of emoticons. See text for explanation.)

If we don’t understand, at least approximately, how the world works, we are likely to mislive our lives. This was a cardinal assumption of pretty much all the Hellenistic philosophies. The Cynics, the Cyrenaics, the…