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Erik Wiegardt announces new org and school for theistic Stoicism. http://newstoa.info/article158.html
Introduction. Almost five years ago, at the Marcus Aurelius Conference held in San Diego, there was a rumbling among some of those in attendance for recognition and development of the religious aspect of Stoic philosophy. An Army Major in particular just wouldn't let the subject drop, ...
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Kinda says it all.  :-)
 
"It’s just gonna be you, me, and our fragile egos."
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Any expansion of knowledge of Hellenistic philosophy is great news. 
 

This would be a major breakthrough for our understanding of later Epicureanism! One of the major schools of antiquity that has been quite underrepresented would have a good portion of the later works restored. And who knows. . . maybe we'd even get a few more texts by Epicurus, who was one of the more prolific authors of antiquity.
Philosophy of science IN 1752 Camillo Paderni, an artist who had been put in charge of the growing pile of antiquities being dug up at Herculaneum, a seaside town...
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I really like these RSA animated videos. This one is probably of interest to anyone interested in ethics. 
 
10'28'' video on going beyond the naïve definition of empathy…

Relevant to my previous post on the naïve definitions of freedom,  and the associated, rich thread (at gplus.wallez.name/DvHnoS35TEx) but also relevant to a much wider conversation!

#engagedBuddhism #empathy  
h/t +Brad Esau 
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Why We Need Greek Wisdom Today: Prof. Angie Hobbs Rounds of the Stoicism Event in London with a Critique of Stoicism, its main strengths and weaknesses. 
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More overlap. 
 
Maranasati: Mindfulness of Death is a highly valued contemplation and practice. Join Eugene Cash on Sat. Feb. 21 to explore this practice.

https://www.spiritrock.org/calendarDetails?EventID=3871
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What are your views, and can you point out any good passages that deal with Stoicism and Violence/War?
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Positive thinking, it seems, has somewhat negative consequences. Go about 19:04 in to hear the interview. 

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On the show this week we talk to Professor of Psychology Gabriele Oettingen about her new book Rethinking Positive Thinking: Inside the New Science of Motivation. Oettingen has over twenty years of research on the science of motivation under her belt and in this book she outlines her main findings—and turns the conventional wisdom that focusing on fulfilling our goals will help us realize them on its head. We also welcome back guest host Kishore Hari, who is Director of the Bay Area Science Festival. 
Inquiring Minds Podcast
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Part 1 of a 2 part series on ethics and Marcus Aurelius. 

Part 2 is here: 
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ethics-talk/2012/10/16/marcus-aurelius-continued-membership-in-the-commonwealth
In his Meditations, Marcus Aurelius repeatedly affirms that human beings are both reasonable and social. And in Book X, Verse 2, he appears to identify a deep connection between aspects of human nature when he claims ?what is reasonable is consequently also social?. In this show, we will explore the meaning of this connection. What is the nature of relationship between the reasonable and the social? Do human beings possess the natural capacity fo...
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Funny stuff. 
 
"So...can you help me get my purse back? I really loved that purse." "Woman's love involves injustice and blindness against everything that she does not love... Woman is not yet capable of friendship: women are still cats and birds. Or at best cows..." Didn't get the joke?
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Fun movie to watch. 
 
The stoics philosophy is played out in this silent philosophical movi
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A bit about the new lecture series here at our local library, spanning all of 2015 -- exploring an area in which I do quite a bit of my scholarly and practical work, through ancient and medieval texts and thinkers
I'm Gregory B. Sadler, and this is the oldest of all my blogs . . . providing a virtual locus for (relatively) short essays exploring topics in philosophy, religion, politics, education, culture, and literature mainly. . . . also a nexus for my various other online projects and involvements, ...
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So does a Stoic who receives an unexpected promotion at work suddenly find herself on Cloud 5 ? 
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Audio at the bottom you scroll all the way down. 
 
Mental resilience in the face of hardship may be a natural state of being. (#NOVAnext)
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"Pause 3 Seconds" - A thoughtful approach to parenthood and life.
  I wish I hadn’t taken my husband’s coffee pot and smashed it in the sink. I knew it the moment I steadied my shaking hands against the metal basin filled with jagged slivers of glass. Regret...
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Latest episode with interview with Massimo Pigliucci. 
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Here's the introductory lecture for Week 2 of my ongoing online World Views and Values class, which I'm teaching for Marist at present
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Charles Duhigg on the power of behavior

If you have not ready his book, The Power of Habit, this is a good intro to it. 
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Nice post, thanks for sharing.
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