Post your reflections, observations, share advice and discuss any passages in Stoicism you have found particularly helpful, all in the thread below!’ Please post here anything related to Living the Stoic life today, whether in the comments or, if you would like, via your own Youtube video diary! [Feel free to publish under pseudonym if you prefer!]
Want some listening material for Stoic week? I would strongly recommend Peter Adamson’s podcasts from his series ‘History of Philosophy Without any Gaps‘. In particular:
- Marcus Aurelius
- Stoic Ethics (there are also Stoic Physics and Stoic Logic)
- Interview with David Sedley on Stoicism
- Interview with John Sellars on Roman Stoicism
That list of six recommendations gives you one a day, each 20 minutes or so, ideal for listening to while on the bus, train, or walking. Available via iTunes.
Roundup of recent posts from the blog.
Roundup of Recent Posts
- Dealing With The Unduly Demanding In the Workplace by Greg Sadler
- Stoicism and Modern Farming by Scott Hebert
- User Accounts Migration
- Press Release – Stoicon, Stoicon-Xs and Stoic Week 2017
- Modern Stoicism Officially Incorporates
- Interview with Andi Sciacca
- The Three Meanings of Stoic Work by Piotr Stankiewicz
- Interview with William O Stephens
- Applying Stoicism: The Struggle for Self-Sufficiency by Travis Hume
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There’s also some discussion on this thread in the Stoicism Reddit.
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If you intend to take part in Stoic week, please can you spend a few minutes (less than 10 in all ) helping us by filling in three questionnaires. You can do this by visiting the following three pages.
Anyone completely new to Stoicism who is going to follow the Stoic Week may want to read some ancient Stoic texts but not know where to begin. For the purposes of this project I would recommend two texts: The Handbook of Epictetus (cited a number of times in the booklet) and Seneca’s On the Shortness of Life. Both of these texts are short, accessible, and to the point. Reading them and reflecting on their ideas would itself form a productive exercise during the week. I have made copies of both available online, and they should display reasonably well on mobile devices.