Introducing my new online mini-course about the life and teachings of Socrates, which is completely free of charge and designed for newcomers who want to learn more about his philosophy.
Welcome to my brand new mini-course on the life and philosophy of Socrates, one of my favourite philosophers!
This is a totally free of charge online course, which I’ve kept short and sweet for newcomers. It only takes about 15-20 minutes to complete, although there are loads of bonus materials included if you want to learn more. So please take a look at the main page to find out more and feel free to share it with your friends online.
My video on the life and philosophy of Socrates, with full transcript
My favourite Socratic quotations from Diogenes Laertius, Xenophon, and Plato
A short quiz on the life and opinions of Socrates
A recommended reading list for those who want to learn more
This is a free mini-course about the Stoic Contemplation of Death. It’s the text of a book chapter divided across several screens, with the ability for your to add comments on each section and discuss with others. Beginners will be able to follow this but it’s probably also suitable to more experienced students of Stoicism because it focuses on a specific subject and draws on a wide variety of sources.
This chapter was originally intended for my Teach Yourselfbook Stoicism and the Art of Happiness (2014). However, the publisher didn’t include it because of space limitations. It was planned to add it as a bonus chapter to the e-book edition but it was left out by mistake. So I’ve made it available online for free.
Remember, if you enrol on this pilot version of the course, you’ll be receiving $50 discount off the standard price, including e-learning and live webinars. You’ll also have access to any future updates or improvements, via lifetime access. I’m also providing a bonus live webinar to people taking part in the first course.
If you’re interested but have questions, please feel free to get in touch. (I get loads of emails from people about courses and answer all of them personally.)
Thanks once again for your support and feedback, and I look forward to seeing you in person on the course!
I’ll be hosting a YouTube Live webinar on Tuesday 15th August at 2pm Eastern Time, to chat about the course and hopefully answer some of your questions.
To make sure nobody misses out because the time, I’ll also be doing a Facebook Live broadcast on the same day at the later time of 7pm Eastern Time. If you’re interested in attending either, go there now and set up a reminder notification for yourself.
Announcing the forthcoming How to Think Like a Roman Emperor online course.
“The mind, unconquered by violent passions, is a citadel, for a man has no fortress more impregnable in which to find refuge and remain safe forever.” – Marcus Aurelius
Thanks for following my blog. I just wanted to let you know that I’ve got a big announcement coming up. For the last six months I’ve been busy doing research for a new online course, which I will be making public in a few days. It’s been a real labour of love for me.
It’s a new sort of training in applying Stoic philosophy to daily life, for a more meaningful existence, using Stoic psychology to build emotional resilience. There are a lot of resources in it that I wouldn’t be able to put into a book, like audio and video recordings, discussions, quizzes, graphics, and even some of the written content. It’s based around the example of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, the most famous Stoic of all. It’s called How to Think Like a Roman Emperor. The course is four weeks long, and each week includes reading, videos, quizzes, discussion, and also live webinars you can choose to attend. You can view the main page already. However, enrolment won’t open for another couple of days…
I’m looking for people who want to join the first group to take the course and to provide feedback on ways it could possibly be made even better. So stay tuned for more information over the next few days. And thanks for being a part of this…