A series. POST 1.1: Aristotle, becoming, and soul-art

(Coming every couple days are additional posts answering questions related. A time-line found at the bottom of this post. More soon…Today? An invitation to adventure… Forego the words of the chemical pushers and the flashy screen images as much as you can. Listen to the ancients (pre-pharmacy and pre-internet). There is perennial insight. It is …

On progress

It is an interesting question as to what those who want progress think its possibility lies in, what its conditions are. Stated briefly, the economic crisis of 1920-21 was overcome with much greater speed than the economic crisis of 1929. What was the difference? The role of government. The speediest way through economic crisis is …

Chrysippus, Epictetus, and wrongful devotion

Chrysippus died, we think, in 206 BCE. Diogenes Laertius says the cause of death was a fit of laughter. Though only fragments remain of his writings he is renowned to have written over 705 works. By the time Epictetus is exhorting and Arrian is copying around the end of the first century CE Chrysippus’ status …