Marcus Aurelius: Meditations on justice & providence

Marcus Aurelius claimed that everything that happens is just (4.10). This is so because divine providence determines everything (4.26). But his view is irrational because if everything is just then injustice doesn’t exist. Yet, if justice – the basis of all Stoic virtue (11.10) – is moot then Stoic virtue also is moot. Ancient Epicureans criticized Stoicism alongContinue reading “Marcus Aurelius: Meditations on justice & providence”

Is everything that happens just?

Seems like a silly question. If everything is just then injustice doesn’t exist. Just like if everything were yellow then red wouldn’t exist. But in his Meditations, Marcus Aurelius writes, If you attend well, you will find that whatever happens, happens justly. I don’t mean only in an exact order and destined connexion, but alsoContinue reading “Is everything that happens just?”