Some Notes on Stoicism

This is not a book review, it's just some notes I took after finishing the book.  What's your philosophy of life? Irvine defines a philosophy of life comprising of two steps, creation of goals and learning techniques to achieve those goals. And stoicism is one such philosophy. The aim of stoicism is the maintenance of … Continue reading Some Notes on Stoicism

David Hume's 'My Own Life' and Adam Smith's obituary of Hume

David Hume: My Own Life It is difficult for a man to speak long of himself without vanity; therefore, I shall be short. It may be thought an instance of vanity that I pretend at all to write my life; but this Narrative shall contain little more than the History of my Writings; as, indeed, … Continue reading David Hume's 'My Own Life' and Adam Smith's obituary of Hume

October: A Philosophy Paper a Day

I'm going to read, at least, a paper (philosophy) a day for the month of October. So here's my list of 31 papers (probably will read more, if I have time). Papers are not arranged in any particular order. I'll read randomly or the ones that interest me in any particular day. I'll include some … Continue reading October: A Philosophy Paper a Day

What a Sad Loss: Derek Parfit (1942-2017)

On January 1, we lost one of the most influential moral philosophers of 20th century. Derek Parfit was  Emeritus Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford and visiting professor of Philosophy at NYU, Harvard and Rutgers. His book 'Reasons and Persons' claimed to be one of the important works in moral philosophy literature. Parfit on death: … Continue reading What a Sad Loss: Derek Parfit (1942-2017)