Stoicism in Three Steps: Physics, Ethics, Logic
How a passage in Marcus Aurelius can be read in light of modern cognitive therapy
Constantly, and, if it is possible, on the occasion of every impression on the soul, apply to it the principles of Physics, Ethics, and Dialectic. — Marcus Aurelius
This is George Long’s classic translation of Meditations 8.13. This passage, like many others in the Meditations, is difficult to translate because it’s so concise, and yet tries to pack in …
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