Epigram: July 2018

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Philosophy is not just the search for “the meaning of life” — whatever that means — but the autodidact process of discovering our own self — γνῶθι σεαυτόν — as inscribed in the forecourt of the Temple of Apollo in Delphi, knowing our needs, our priorities, our strengths and weaknesses, and striving toward proportion and equanimity μηδὲν ἄγαν, nothing in excess. Practical philosophy means learning how to make life meaningful for ourselves and our loved ones. Philosophy teaches us how to wage spiritual warfare against nihilism.

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