The Roman Stoics: Cato and Seneca

Cato and Seneca (the Youngers) are two of the most important pre-Christian Roman philosophers.  While Cicero is the most famous of the Stoic philosophers, the issue of them being “stoic” philosophers is a matter of strong contention since they’re not fully “stoic” in the original Greek sense.  Stoicism is another classical rationalist school of thought.  … Continue reading The Roman Stoics: Cato and Seneca

Two Meanings of Reason

Reason, and rationality, are terms used by popular pseudo-scientific writers and authors, and YouTube hosts and podcasters, as if superior to all other schools of epistemological thought.  The sad reality is that most self-professed rationalists, like Sam Harris, are really materialistic empiricists.  Moreover, at least from the pen of Christianity (and Judaism and Islam as well), … Continue reading Two Meanings of Reason