My in-depth elearning course on How to Live Like Socrates is now enrolling! See the main web page for full details:
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.
Donald Robertson will also be hosting a free “coffee and Stoicism” meeting on Friday 27th September at 1pm in the Vascobelo coffee shop, inside the Scheltema book store, in Amsterdam. Everyone is welcome…
I recently contributed a series of articles to the Daily Stoic website, mainly focused on Stoic psychological techniques and their relationship with cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT). First, though, a couple of interviews:
Here are three articles on different aspects of Stoic therapy:
My latest book How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius was published by St. Martin’s on 2nd April. It was #1 bestseller in philosophy for a couple of weeks, based on industry sales figures, and has been the #1 Amazon new release in Greek and Roman philosophy since publication. Early reviews have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Publisher’s Weekly, PsychCentral, and the Small Wars Journal, a military periodical.
There are now lots of online communities for people interested in Stoicism. There are several large communities for Stoic philosophy in general but increasingly more specialized groups have appeared. It’s interesting to see which topics have their own communities now.
I run a large Stoicism group called Stoicism Group (Stoic Philosophy), which was founded in 2013 and currently has around 48,600 members. Here are some others. I’ll keep adding more so please comment below if you want to suggest any…
- The Stoic Warrior
- Cynic and Stoic Memes
- Stoic Views on Philosophy, Religion, Science, and Contemporary Issues
- Stoic Christian
- Traditional Stoicism
- The Stoic Buddha
- The Foundations of Stoic Practice
- The Stoic Fellowship Facilitators’ Forum
- Epictetus Club
- Stoics For Justice
- Stoic Parents
- Applying Stoicism
- The Psychology of Stoicism, Buddhism and Epicureanism
- Stoic Recovery from Addiction
- Stoic Writing Scene
- The Daily Stoic (Group Discussion)
- How to Think Like a Roman Emperor
- A Handbook of New Stoics Discussion Group
The Stoic Warrior is a page dedicated to the philosophy of Stoicism and how it specifically relates to those that serve in and support the military around the world. Stoicism is an ancient western philosophy with its founding in ancient Greece and then popularized in Rome. It is a philosophy of life inspired by Socrates and created into a school of philosophical thinking by Zeno of Citium around 300 BC. Its focus is on Stoic virtue as the highest order of discipline for achieving a content mind, living according to one’s nature, and the understanding that it is our judgements which are the one thing that is within our control.
Here’s the transcript of an interview I did recently for Wharton business school radio, along with the transcript.
It has been republished on the website of the World Economic Forum.
Discussion of Stoicism on the Hidden Why Podcast.
The Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius was the last famous Stoic of antiquity. His personal reflections on applying Stoic philosophy to daily life, The Meditations, begin with a chapter contemplating the virtues of his family members and most cherished tutors, including his mother, Domitia Lucilla.