SLRP: XLVIII. On Quibbling As Unworthy Of The Philosopher



Your letter today has a sobering message.  Rather than the “intellectual masturbation” of handling certain logical problems, our focus on ourselves, and thence our aid to others, is about our manner of life.

Does handling The Liar instil self-control?  Not by itself.  I can see a case in which such sorts of academic works could be a spiritual discipline of sorts however that doesn’t often seem to be the case.

Thank you for letter.  I’m thinking on it quite a bit this morning.


Part of Michel Daw’s Reading Plan of Seneca’s Letters.

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