Unformatted text preview: 2. “Meant to do that!” Is it possible that Stoicism isn’t so much about accepting the will of god (the divine order of things), but trying to take the perspective of the divine orderer, and so become like a god? A. To be like a god and “identification with the aggressor” 3. Friedrich Nietzsche and “amor fati” versus Thedor Adorno’s comment that amor fati is “ignominious adoption to one’s prison.” A. “Stockholm syndrome” 4. Becoming one’s own jailer. “In a single phrase (the stoic man or woman) is on guard against himself as an enemy lying in wait.” (chapter 48) Is this a good way to live? 5. “The Rebirth of Stoicism,” from the web by William Stephens. Discusses the role of stoicism in Tom Wolfe’s novel, A Man in Full ....
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- J.S. Mill, socially conservative teaching