Modern Stoicism is a non-profit limited company, registered in the UK (10950027), run by a multidisciplinary team of volunteers. Its aims are to research and publish information on the application of Stoic philosophy to modern living for the benefit of the general public.
Modern Stoicism is understood by us as a blanket term, referring to the use of Stoicism in the modern world. This term is intended to be inclusive and to encompass different interpretations and applications of Stoicism. Those involved may hold different religious views, for instance, agnostic, atheist, pantheist, theist. Everyone is welcome to be part of our community and to participate in our events and online activities.
- Inclusive. We aim to be a “big tent” organization that welcomes everyone, regardless of their religious views or interpretation of Stoic philosophy.
- Informed. We distribute information from experts, authors, and leading scholars, and give a platform for the general public to share their experience of applying Stoicism in daily life.
- Evidence-based. We carry out scientific research on Stoicism and its benefits.
- Accessible. We seek to make Stoic theory and practice available to everyone in a format that is of tangible value and easily understood.
It started under the name “Stoicism Today” with a workshop at the University of Exeter, U.K., in early October 2012 (see the video) which explored the applications of Stoic philosophy for the modern day. We then formed as a team of seven academics and psychotherapists working together to explore what the ancient philosophy as a way of life, Stoicism, still has to offer today.
Video Introducing the Stoicism Today Project