Stoicism Today


We’re honored to have an essay in a new book, Stoicism Today: Selected Writings.

From Stoic ethics to emotions, from Stoic mayors and mindfulness to practical philosophy, parenting, psychotherapy and prisons, from Star Trek and Socrates to Stoic lawyers, literature and living in general, this book brings together a wide-ranging collection of reflections on living the Stoic life today. You’ll read advice on coping with adversity, reflections on happiness and the good life and powerful personal testimonies of putting Stoicism into practise. But you’ll also read about the links between Stoicism and psychotherapy, Stoicism and mindfulness meditation and the unexpected places Stoicism can pop up in modern culture. This book will be of interest to both academics and non-academics alike and is about the varied ways in which the 2,300 year old philosophy as a way of life remains relevant to the concerns and needs of the present day.

The book is available as a paperback and Kindle e-book.

The Stoicism Today website also has a free handbook and online course, well worth checking out.

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  1. The best melding of Stoicism/Epicurianism (and others) is probably in Spinoza’s works:

    1. Ethics

    2. Treatise on the Emendation of the Intellect

    3. TTP

    4. TP

    But mainly 1 and 2.

  2. I picked up my kindle copy the other day. Pleased to see that Mr and Ms Homegrown have a contribution in there. I read it last night. Nice work, and keep up that good work.

    Rob J
    in San Jose

    • Forgot to mention, too, that I’ve been spending some time at the Stoicism Today site, and see that Stoic Week will be happening in London next month. But it’s during the week of the US Thanksgiving holiday. That, plus the fact that I don’t usually stomp around the globe with a huge carbon footprint for events like this, I don’t plan to attend. How about the Root Simpler’s?

      Or, are there any happenings closer to home? Perhaps in California, or even in the bay area (that you know of)? I checked out the eight minute video of last year’s event, and found it intriguing.

      Thanks again for posting this, and please do more of it. Ever since reading William Irvine’s Guide to the Good Life, I feel like I’ve stumbled across like-minded thinkers. Almost scary, how much the Stoics make sense to me.

      Rob J
      in San Jose

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