Philosophic Pride

One of the things I’ve been finishing off this Summer is the book project that’s been kicking around for far too long, Philosophic Pride: Stoicism and the Politics of Self-Love from Lipsius to Rousseau.

And for entertainment and instruction, here’s a slightly-squished Wordle of the full manuscript, so you can see what it’s about. (Click on it for the full-sized, less-squished version.) I like Wordles.

8 thoughts on “Philosophic Pride”

  1. Very much looking forward to this book.
    (I must admit, though, quite inappropriately, I’m sad to see that God looms larger than Rousseau. But I suppose he would have preferred it that way.)

  2. I have always thought of cats as Hellenic and suppose they come in two kinds, namely epicurean and stoic. Most cats are natural stoics though. It’s too bad there won’t be any beaver-writing, but the book looks very interesting. I think it is fair to say that, like some other current discussions (free will for example) the egoism question crops up time and again at least from the 17th century to the present. Current debates in economics at a philosophical level seem to me to be largely a rehash in game-theoretic terms of debates between Hobbes, Mandeville, Butler etc.

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