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  • Yes I agree with that observation. The Stoics seem to be looking for "answers" as if every decision in life has a set standard answer and all they have to do is find the magic words or patterns to follow and all will be well. To start from the perspective that there are in fact no standard answers and patterns is a very very different perspective. And it's not going to the opposite extreme of saying that everything is chaotic and that there's no way to predict outcomes. Rather it's observing tha…
  • Yes and that's the basis of Nietzsche's blast against them which I am sure you have seen: https://newepicurean.com/nietz…stoicisms-fraud-of-words/ I suppose that's why the modern stoics try to back away from the ancient viewpoints, but in backing away from that foundation they are left with no foundation at all.
  • I can't remember that I saw that -- thank you!