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The Mystical, The Existential

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I was reading Pierre Hadot’s Plotinus, or The Simplicity of Vision, and the following passage reminded me of our recent discussion at Café Disponibilidade. 353 more words

Our Heroic And Ceaseless 24/7 Struggle Against Tsuris

What Is Ancient Philosophy? By Pierre Hadot

A magisterial mappa mundi of the terrain that Pierre Hadot has so productively worked for decades, this ambitious work revises our view of ancient philosophy–and in doing so, proposes that we change the way we see philosophy itself. 222 more words


Philosophy as a Way of Life by Pierre Hadot Book Review

Philosophy as a Way of Life – Pierre Hadot

Let’s get this out of the way first: the title of this book is rubbish and suggests some kind of hippy new age feel-good story. 856 more words



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“In Plato’s time, dialectics was a debating technique subject to precise rules. A “thesis” was proposed-an interrogative proposition such as: Can virtue be taught? 302 more words


My Journals in The 7th Python

I quote extensively from my journals in The 7th Python. I started a journal in 2001 after writing The Spiritual Teachings of Marcus Aurelius. Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations were basically his journal entries, and Professor Pierre Hadot had written in… 885 more words

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Commentary on the Enneads of Plotinus

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Join us for a chapter-by-chapter commentary on The Enneads of Plotinus. But first things first, we must seek to understand the philosophical foundation of this work.  57 more words


An Introduction to Plotinus, Part 1: Seeking the Good

Plotinus represents the philosopher of integration par excellence.  He sought to articulate an integration of the human being within herself, and, at the same time, an integration of the human being with the… 1,016 more words