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My Internet Rants - in Blog Form

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My Internet Rants - in Blog Form

    #9: A Stoic Thanksgiving with the Emperor Marcus Aurelius

    #9: A Stoic Thanksgiving with the Emperor Marcus Aurelius

    Though you may not realize it, Thanksgiving Day can be a very Stoic holiday. The Emperor Marcus Aurelius shows us how this can be. [powerpress /] This piece is Episode 9 of the podcast: Philadelphia Stoic Thouhts By the normal Read more

    #8: Empathy vs. Rational Compassion: Part 3: Examples of Empathy Causing Harm

    #8: Empathy vs. Rational Compassion: Part 3: Examples of Empathy Causing Harm

    The arguments as to why empathy is problematic as a moral compass and ought to be replaced with ratonal compassion are not mere theoretical hair-splittings. History has actually demonstrated disasters wrought when decisions are driven by emotional empathy. [powerpress /] Read more

    #7: Empathy vs. Rational Compassion: Part 2: Basic Flaws in the Empathic Model of Compassion

    #7: Empathy vs. Rational Compassion: Part 2: Basic Flaws in the Empathic Model of Compassion

    The popular theory is that emotional empathy is the precursor to compassion as people help each other in order to avoid themselves suffering empathetic pain if they don’t. However, in reality, things just don’t very often work out that way. Read more

    #6: Empathy versus Rational Compassion: Part One: What We Mean by “Empathy”

    #6: Empathy versus Rational Compassion: Part One: What We Mean by “Empathy”

    I want to discuss why society ought to encourage rational compassion rather than empathy. But before I can do that, I must clarify what “empathy” means in this discussion and why it is important to keep in mind how empathy Read more

    #5: Stoicism – Personal Power for Transgender Folk

    #5: Stoicism – Personal Power for Transgender Folk

    One group of people for whom Stoicism can be a very powerful philosophy is those, such as myself, who are on the transgender spectrum. [powerpress /] This piece is Episode 5 of the podcast: Philadelphia Stoic Thouhts Today is Friday, Read more

    #4 Locus of Control – The Onion Will Model

    #4 Locus of Control – The Onion Will Model

    In the ancient Stoic texts, the only things mentioned as being beyond our control are things outside of the mind. However, modern understanding requires us to accept that even some things within our mind aren’t ours to command. The best Read more

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