On Values (Epistle XLII)

ON VALUES WITH SIMON J. E. DREW & JUDITH STOVE XLII. On Values 1. Has that friend of yours already made you believe that he is a good man? And yet it is impossible in so short a time for one either to become good or be known as such. Do you know what kind of […]

On the God Within Us (Epistle XLI)

On the God Within Us WITH SIMON J. E. DREW & JUDITH STOVE XLI. On The God Within Us 1. You are doing an excellent thing, one which will be wholesome for you, if, as you write me, you are persisting in your effort to attain sound understanding; it is foolish to pray for this when […]

On the Proper Style for a Philosopher’s Discourse

On the Proper Style for a Philosopher’s Discourse WITH SIMON J. E. DREW & JUDITH STOVE XL. On the Proper Style for a Philosopher’s Discourse 1. I thank you for writing to me so often; for you are revealing your real self to me in the only way you can. I never receive a letter from […]

Philosophy and Music: A Dialog and a Dance

PHILOSOPHY AND MUSIC SIMON DREW ABOUT THE EVENT Simon Drew will be filling in for Sharon Lebell covering the topic of music and philosophy. We’ll be exploring the importance of having a well-rounded approach to our philosophical exploration, as well as touching on some key lessons that philosophers and seekers can learn from the great […]

Prosoche: Stoic Mindfulness

PROSOCHE: STOIC MINDFULNESS WITH DAVID ALEXANDER Prosoche is the ancient Greek word for “focused attention” used by the Stoics as an important first step for a student of philosophy on the journey to understanding Wisdom and Virtue. My understanding of Mindfulness is particularly informed by Buddhism and the psychological perspective of mindfulness informed by Marsha […]

Are There Objective Values?

Are There Objective Values? MARKUS RÜTHER In my own writings, I defend a theory called moral realism which says that values are independent facts of the world. They are hard to discern, of course, but they are as real as chairs and tables. If that is true, it has some interesting implications for how we […]

Making Meaning in Spite of Absurdity and Evil

MAKING MEANING IN SPITE OF ABSURDITY AND EVIL SHARON LEBELL ABOUT THE EVENT If we keep up with world events, it is difficult to avoid despair or nihilism. There is so much work that needs doing to repair our world. Lest we lose heart, it is important to remember that happiness is not always possible, […]

The Poetic Genius of Heraclitus

THE POETIC GENIUS OF HERACLITUS JOSHUA BERTOLOTTI Hail to Heraclitus! For some strange reason, I have been gnawed at by the question of how one can change their life. This question naturally brought to the wisdom of the Greek philosopher Heraclitus (c. 535 – c. 475 BC), by way of this quote, “No man ever […]

The Heroism and Vulnerability of Marcus Aurelius

THE HEROISM & VULNERABILITY OF MARCUS AURELIUS JUAN PEREZ ABOUT THE EVENT Marcus Aurelius has had a heavy influence on my life. He was a philosopher and a leader, but most importantly a conscious human being. In his Meditations, you can feel his pain, struggle and the vulnerability of the human condition. The latter is […]

Tribute to Albert Ellis: Stoicism as the Root of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

TRIBUTE TO ALBERT ELLIS: STOICISM & CBT DAVID ALEXANDER https://youtu.be/XEH71M0E3qAAlbert Ellis was the founder of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). Ellis wrote about how he was influenced by Stoic Philosophers and his theory underlying REBT continues to influence the modern practice of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Ellis was the first author who formally introduced me […]