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Practices of Perception

In my dissertation summary, I linked the works of Evan Thompson, Pierre Hadot, Peter Sloterdijk, and Michel Foucault in terms of each philosopher’s emphasis on what we could call skills of perception and action, each suggesting a view of philosophy as practice. 565 more words


Intertextuality and Philosophy (Not) as a Way of Life

Ran across an example of Gregory re-using old material in a new context. This case is particularly interesting because the first example comes from one of his earliest works written in 362 during his (first) flight, while the second is usually dated during his time in Constantinople, around 380. 599 more words


Spaces of Freedom

It’s been just over a year since I posted anything new here, but that’s not for lack of study or engagement on my part. Work—both intellectual and vocational—continues apace. 1,361 more words


The Mystical, The Existential

Dear Bella Levenshteyn

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