Month: May 2021

  • Stoicism and Memorial Day (2021)

    In the United States, military personnel who have died in the line of duty are commemorated on Memorial Day (May 31st). This day gives us an opportunity to reflect on how one should place “duty”—the exercise of virtue in accordance with one’s role—above one’s life (which is merely a preferred indifference). Also, if we visit…

  • Trial of Socrates 2021

    I think today is one of the more important dates that we should commemorate (perhaps we can do more in the following years to emphasize its importance). According to best estimates, today, May 16th in 399 BCE the trial of Socrates took place—when he was brought to court and officially charged with corrupting the Athenian…