Stoic ontology 101: the difference between reality and existence

[This article goes well with my Stoic Epistemology 101 and Stoic Psychology 101. For this entry, I am indebted to John Sellars, and specifically chapter 4 of his excellent book, Stoicism.]

Is there a difference between what is real and what exists? I bet most people would be somewhat puzzled by that question. Surely what exists is real, and vice versa…

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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.org/essays/