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Are there some similarities between Stoicism and Objectivism?

Are there some similarities between Stoicism and Objectivism?

October 4, 2023

Question: Are there some similarities between Stoicism and Objectivism?

Answer: Yes, both are committed to a causal, naturalistic universe, more of a tendency in Stoicism. There's a notion of fate or perhaps divine reason operative in Stoicism that's not there in Objectivism, which is more robust and naturalistic.

 Both are also importantly focused on the distinction between what one can control and what one cannot control, that maps on strongly to Rand's distinction between the metaphysical and the man-made, and being especially concerned with what one can in-fact control.

 Both also are committed to the idea of emotional self-management; that one, as a human being, should be rational, and emotions can and properly should be governed by one's reason. And that one's dignity as a human being, the pursuit of wisdom, ultimately requires a philosophical, rational perspective that is achievable by any of us.

 Now there are important differences between Stoicism and Objectivism. That's for another question.

Stephen Hicks Ph.D.
About the author:
Stephen Hicks Ph.D.

Stephen R. C. Hicks is a Senior Scholar for The Atlas Society and Professor of Philosophy at Rockford University. He is also the Director of the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship at Rockford University.

他是《推理的藝術:邏輯分析讀物》(W. W. Norton & Co.,1998)、《解釋後現代主義:從盧梭到福柯的懷疑主義和社會主義》(Scholargy,2004)、《尼采與納粹》(奧卡姆剃刀,2010)、《創業生活》(CEEF,2016)、《自由主義的利弊》(康納·考特,2020)、《藝術:現代、後現代和超越》(與邁克爾·紐伯里合著,2021)和《八大教育哲學》的作者 (2022). 他曾在《商業道德季刊》、《形而上學評論》和《華爾街日報》上發表文章。他的著作已被翻譯成20種語言。




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