Does Happiness Write Blank Pages On Stoicism and Artistic Creativity

Stankiewicz presents a detailed investigation into the stereotypes of Stoic life that seeks to explain the cause of Stoicism’s modern revival. This book is an essential read for anyone captivated by Stoicism’s complex allure.

Author: Piotr Stankiewicz

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 9781622734467

Category: Philosophy

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Stoicism is coming back in a big way. Seen as a remedy for the craziness of the times we live in, it is experiencing a great surge in academic and cultural interest. Yet, can one live stoically and be a creative artist at the same time? Delving into its underlying tenets, obscure restrictions and limits of applicability, Stankiewicz critically explores Stoicism and its complex association with artistic creativity. Stoicism and artistic creativity are two great displays of the human spirit. Yet, there are multiple reasons to suspect that they are at odds with each other. Popular culture encapsulates this problem in the figure of the rational, yet emotionally remote Stoic, who achieves serenity through withdrawal, and the contrasting figure of the “cursed poet,” “tormented artist,” or simply a rock star, who lives in a whirl of creative energy, yet falls short of quietude. Is this contrast valid? Other disciplines, including psychology, have explored this problem. But it has never been done philosophically. Pioneering in its philosophical approach, this book discusses how artistic creativity and its problems of identity, expression and self-creation serve as a great testing ground for Stoicism, as well as its theoretical challenges and practical limits. Stankiewicz presents a detailed investigation into the stereotypes of Stoic life that seeks to explain the cause of Stoicism’s modern revival. This book is an essential read for anyone captivated by Stoicism’s complex allure.

Manual of Reformed Stoicism

... A New Stoicism. xix Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 4.49. xx Marcus Aurelius,
Meditations, 12.22. xxi Becker, A New Stoicism. xxii Piotr Stankiewicz, Does
Happiness Write Blank Pages? On Stoicism and Artistic Creativity (Wilmington:
Vernon ...

Author: Piotr Stankiewicz

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 9781622739448

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

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This book is a manifesto of reformed Stoicism. It proposes a system of life which is bullet-proof, universal, viable and effective in every cosmic setting. It holds in every possible universe, under any government and within any economic system. We can be reformed Stoics no matter what we believe in. Reformed Stoicism is about enjoying and exercising our agency. In other words, it’s about the flow of making autonomous and right decisions, and about celebrating our ability to make them. With no reliance on nature, with the recalibration of metaphysical positions, with skepticism towards grand discourses and universal answers, with an emphasis on the usefulness instead of truthfulness of narratives, with no reference to the vanity argument, with criticism of both conservative and ascetic misinterpretations of Stoicism, with an overall softer and more empathic approach, we can no longer be defined by the generic term “Stoicism”. Our time, in short, calls for a fresh interpretation of Stoicism. It is time for a new generation of Stoics. Thus: reformed Stoicism.

Dissertation Abstracts International

In these plays , the hero is agonized by the consciousness of a chasm between
an achieved identity and a changing world ... Happiness , the fullness of the “ real
life , " requires an ordinate imagination of the myriad existential relations man ...
emphasizing Hawthorne's differences with the Transcendentalists concerning the
best relation between art and nature in the good life . ... Nada and the blank page
are sufficiently similar that they may be attacked and overcome simultaneously .

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ISBN: UOM:39015056078663

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Montaigne

But when he returned home later in 1588 , with the completed Paris edition , the
creative impulse renewed itself a third time - if ... on the title - page , he crossed
out “ Fifth edition " and substituted " Sixth edition , " and he entered in a blank
space the ... with more interest than the chapters he had written in Book I when
he was studying Stoicism as expounded by Seneca in ... Montaigne
demonstrated to himself and his readers that uncontrolled fear of death is
incompatible with happiness ...

Author: Dikka Berven

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0815318421

Category: Philosophy

Page: 317

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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Equilibrium of Wit

But when he returned home later in 1588 , with the completed Paris edition , the
creative impulse renewed itself a third time - if ... on the title - page , he crossed
out " Fifth edition ” and substituted " Sixth edition , " and he entered in a blank
space the ... with more interest than the chapters he had written in Book I when
he was studying Stoicism as expounded by Seneca in ... Montaigne
demonstrated to himself and his readers that uncontrolled fear of death is
incompatible with happiness ...

Author: Peter Bayley

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015011488163

Category: French literature

Page: 286

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