Suggested readings, #37

Here are some interesting articles I’ve come across recently, for your consideration:

Is it wrong to enjoy violent horror films? [I actually don’t find the author’s argument too convincing, but it’s a good question to ask.] (Justice Everywhere)

Divinely ordained individualism: Cicero’s natural law. (Medium)

Why the laws of nature are not inevitable, never have been, and never will be. (BackReaction)

Could the meaning of life be Lorem Ipsum? The philosophy hidden in garbage placeholder Text. (Medium)

Is the quest for immortality worse than death? Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are obsessed with prolonging life – but they could be deluded in what they wish for. (New Statesman)

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Massimo is the K.D. Irani Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. He blogs at and He is the author of How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life.

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