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Existential Philosophy

What is existential philosophy? There is no clear or objective answer to that question. I am not going to account for all the different “family resemblences” that make up its meaning in a contemporary academic parlance. 336 more words

Posts In English

Books received - more for the Foucault project

A few books for the Foucault project, including two by Pierre Hadot.


Filosofía como muerte

“Después de lo cual concluiría, con respecto al sol, que es lo que produce las estaciones y los años y que gobierna todo en el ámbito visible y que de algún modo es causa de las cosas que ellos habían visto.” 2,446 more words


From Literal Slavery to Spiritual Freedom

In Exodus 6:5–6, God said to Moses:

I have heard the groaning of the Israelites whom the Egyptians are holding as slaves, and I have remembered my covenant.

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Secular Spirituality: Is That a Thing?

Today’s post comes from Hailey Kaufman, who studies philosophy, biology, and religion at Webster University in St. Louis, MO.  Her post advocates for the possibility of  spiritual awakenings of atheistic communities, and she’s not talking conversion here folks! 658 more words

Other Pocket Findings

Pierre Hadot on the practice of physics in Stoicism

From What is Ancient Philosophy?, 210-211:

It is in Stoicism that the exercise of physics takes on its full value. More than anyone, the Stoic is conscious of being in contact with the entire universe at every moment, for the entire universe is implied within each present moment: 414 more words


Quotations from ancient philosophers on the flight of the soul

From P. Hadot (2002), What is Ancient Philosophy?, 202-206

From the Epicurean tradition:

“For the spirit plunges into immeasurable and infinite space, and extends itself so as to traverse it in all directions, never seeing any borders or limits at which it might stop.” Cicero, On the Nature of the Gods, 1.54… 582 more words