SLRP: LXXIV. On Virtue As A Refuge (Part 1: 1 – 9)

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Seneca,

The shorthand of ‘what is honorable is good’ seems a good place to start for a more thorough understanding of virtue.  The Stoic sense of virtue is a bit hard to grok for most westerners these days.

Your statement’s about calm have me thinking on ἀταραξία, which is generally sorted as part of the Epicurean school.  Epictetus uses the word quite a bit, however.  Serenity, imperturbability, calm:  these are characteristics of the Sage, but it seems like we should explicitly point out that they are not the goal of progress.

Farewell.


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

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