Christopher Porzenheim

Christopher Porzenheim
Christopher Porzenheim is a writer. He is interested in the legacy of Greco-Roman and Classical Chinese philosophy, in particular, how Ralph Waldo Emerson combined Stoicism and Confucianism to create his philosophy of Self Reliance--with which he supported the abolitionist and women’s rights movements. When in doubt Chris usually opens up a copy of the Confucian Analects or Marcus Aurelius’s Meditations for guidance.

Recent Essays

Wanderlust Keeps us From Leading Meaningful Lives: Ralph Waldo Emerson and the Stoics

The soul is no traveller; the wise man stays at home, and when his necessities, his duties, on any occasion call him from his...