The Greatest Stoic Argued That Kindness is More Manly Than Anger

What the philosopher Marcus Aurelius believed about masculinity Over the past few decades, there’s been a resurgence of interest in Stoicism. People often confuse stoicism (lower-case), a coping style that involves suppressing or concealing emotions, also called having a “stiff upper-lip,” with Stoicism (capitalized), the ancient Graeco-Roman school of philosophy. Some crudely equate “manliness” with […]

Translations of How to Think Like a Roman Emperor

I get a lot of enquiries from people asking “When is your book coming out in…?” So here’s the current list of translations. There may be more coming, though, this list is just how things stand at the moment. The English edition of How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus […]

Free Stoicism Talk in Athens

Title: “The Stoic Philosophy in Modern Times” This will be a special panel event to launch Greek translations of Lessons in Stoicism by John Sellars and How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius by Donald Robertson, presented by IANOS books and the publisher Dioptra. Alkistis Agio, author of The […]

Announcing: Stoicism Netherlands Discussion Group

We’re pleased to announce the creation of a new Facebook discussion group for people interested in Stoicism who are based in the Netherlands, or Flanders, or speak Dutch. Join the Stoicism Netherlands Facebook Group Donald Robertson will also be hosting a free “coffee and Stoicism” meeting on Friday 27th September at 1pm in the Vascobelo coffee shop, […]

What Marcus Aurelius Said about Stoicism and Manliness

Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Just be one! — Meditations, 10.16 There’s been a resurgence of interest in Stoicism over the past few decades. The emerging community of modern Stoics naturally divides into several distinct groups, although there’s presumably some overlap between them. One of those consists of […]

Author Reading: How to Think Like a Roman Emperor

I said I’d upload a video of myself reading the final chapter from How to Think Like a Roman Emperor when we reached 500 reviews on Goodreads. So here it is… When we reach 100 reviews on Amazon US, I’m going to release a new poster from by forthcoming graphic novel about Marcus Aurelius.

Full Text: “Stoicism as Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)”

By D. Robertson and T. Codd, originally published in The Behavior Therapist, vol. 42, no. 2, Feb 2019 Abstract: Stoicism provides the clearest example of a system of psychotherapy in ancient Greek or Roman philosophy. Albert Ellis acknowledged that some of the central principles of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy were “originally discovered and stated” by […]

Revised Second Edition: The Philosophy of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy

I’m pleased to announce that in December 2019, Routledge will be publishing the revised second edition of my 2010 book The Philosophy of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT): Stoic Philosophy as Rational and Cognitive Psychotherapy. It will be available in both hardback (ISBN 9780367219871) and paperback (ISBN 9780367219147) formats. The content has been thoroughly revised, with hundreds […]