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The first thing a pretender to philosophy must do – Marcus Aurelius
The first thing a pretender to philosophy must do is get rid of their presuppositions; a person is not going to undertake to learn anything that they think they already know.
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Marcus Aurelius was a Roman emperor from 161 to 180 and a Stoic philosopher. He was the last of the rulers known as the Five Good Emperors, and the last emperor of the Pax Romana, an age of relative peace and stability for the Roman Empire. He served as Roman consul in 140, 145, and 161. Born: 26 April 121 AD, Rome, Italy Died: 17 March 180 AD, Vindobona, Austria Profession: Philosopher Nationality: Italiam/Roman