Segundo o historiador Matthew Gaetano, Rafael pintou Platão(14) e Aristóteles(15), numa disputa e ali, você consegue entender o coração do renascimento. Nenhum dos dois viveu nessa época mas eram estudados nas universidades, cada qual representando posições antagônicas com relação à FÉ e a RAZÃO, embora Platão tenha sido professor de Aristóteles, que então foi tutor […]
Marcos Aurélio e Estoicismo por Professor Michael Sugrue. Uma aula só com a profundidade das Marianas.
A ideia é estar consciente dos nossos impulsos iniciais e pensar racionalmente nas melhores reações para cada situação e, ao longo do tempo, conseguir ‘domar’ nós mesmos.
Dying Every Day: Seneca at the Court of Nero by James Romm Knopf, 290 pp., $27.95 Hardship and Happiness by Lucius Annaeus Seneca, translated from the Latin by Elaine Fantham, Harry M. Hine, James Ker, and Gareth D. Williams University of Chicago Press, 318 pp., $55.00 The Greatest Empire: A Life of Seneca by Emily […]
I saw a dear friend a few days ago. I stopped by to ask her how she was doing, how her family was. She looked up, voice lowered, and just whimpered: “I’m so busy… I am so busy… have so much going on.” Almost immediately after, I ran into another friend and asked him how […]
Cass R. Sunstein Happiness by Design: Change What You Do, Not How You Think by Paul Dolan, with a foreword by Daniel Kahneman Hudson Street, 235 pp., $25.95 Subjective Well-Being: Measuring Happiness, Suffering, and Other Dimensions of Experience a report by the National Research Council, edited by Arthur A. Stone and Christopher Mackie National Academies […]
What it takes to attain “the mark of a soul in readiness.” Marcus Aurelius is considered the last of Ancient Rome’s Five Good Emperors, but he is perhaps best remembered for his contributions to philosophy as one of the most influential Stoics. His proto-blog Meditations (public library; free download) is as much a portal into […]
On Wednesday, Facebook filed the prospectus for a $5 billion initial public offering. Here is CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s letter to potential investors.Facebook was not originally created to be a company. It was built to accomplish a social mission — to make the world more open and connected. We think it’s important that everyone who invests […]
We are a nation gnawed by regret. The most visible symptom of this condition is celebrity regret, which sloshes through nearly every news cycle. “I regret doing that,” said Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman a few days after calling San Francisco 49er Michael Crabtree a “sorry receiver” on live television. “I regret the use of that […]