I have applied Stoicism to contemporary and contentious problems (climate change, vegetarianism, immigration, economic inequality) that challenge us in the 21st century. My unique selling point is that I have combined my philosophical and engineering/applied science expertise, to give readers a more in-depth understanding of the complexity of the problems and their potential solutions from… Continue reading Speak to Kai Whiting about Stoicism
My friend Lalya Lloyd reading a passage from Ovid’s Metamorphoses in English and Latin.
Ancient Philosophy and the Cure of Lovesickness Freud was not the first psychotherapist. Thousands of years ago, in Greece and Rome, a great many books and poems were written about techniques of psychological therapy. Among the most explicitly therapeutic philosophies were the two great rival Hellenistic schools of Stoicism and Epicureanism. It is curious to… Continue reading How to Fall Out of Love
🤔 This new article is huge and it’s got a lot of great ideas especially for newbies to Stoic philosophy — great lists of resources. What do you think? Would you recommend this to your friends if they wanted to learn about Stoicism?
Tomorrow, Saturday 17th Oct, is Stoicon 2020, the 8th international Modern Stoicism conference. We originally had a limit of 1,000 attendees but have managed to extend our capacity by creating an overflow feature. So we’re now anticipating over 1,500 attendees, making this the largest Stoicism conference ever. Ticket price is by donation – you choose… Continue reading Last Chance: Modern Stoicism Virtual Conference
I’ve been immersed in writing a graphic novel about the life and philosophy of Marcus Aurelius for the past couple of years now.I get lots of questions about the project so I’ve decided to finally break my silence and write about the whole experience of creating Verissimus: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius. From what… Continue reading How I wrote Verissimus
The Art of Living from Zeno to Marcus Aurelius Lives of the Stoics: The Art of Living from Zeno to Marcus Aurelius by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman is a new book that explores the teachings of Stoic philosophers by telling the stories of their lives. Holiday and Hanselman are well-known to many as the… Continue reading Book Review: Lives of the Stoics
The Art of Paraphrasing Philosophical Maxims If thou would’st master care and pain,Unfold this book and read and read againIts blessed leaves, whereby thou soon shalt seeThe past, the present, and the days to beWith opened eyes; and all delight, all grief,Shall be like smoke, as empty and as brief. This epigram is found at… Continue reading How Marcus Aurelius wrote The Meditations
Come and join our free Zoom webinar hosted by Matt Sharpe at Deakin University, Melbourne. The Stoics considered anger to be the main focus of their therapy of the soul. We’re lucky enough to have an entire text by Seneca, On Anger, but Marcus Aurelius also talks extensively about anger in The Meditations. In one… Continue reading Zoom: Stoicism and Anger