"Marcus makes it clear that his internal goal is to live with virtue, particularly wisdom and justice, but his external aim, his preferred outcome, is the common welfare of mankind (not just of Roman subjects, incidentally). Although the outcome is ultimately indifferent to Stoics, it’s precisely the action of pursuing the common good that constitutes the virtue of justice."
Donald Robertson

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Donald Robertson

Psychotherapist, specialising in cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), and the treatment of anxiety.