Make Stoicism Stoic Again

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That’s what we call the ad hominem fallacy, though. The idea that certain beliefs are false because one of the people holding them may have had a bad character. No matter how strongly we feel about Jefferson’s character, including his private life, it doesn’t actually make any difference to the value of the Stoic (or Epicurean) ideas he happened to have written about.


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