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Women In Stoicism: Past & Present

When writing about any of the great ancient Stoic philosophers—like ediarcus Aurelius, Seneca, Epictetus, Cato, Zeno, Cleanthes, Hecato, or Musonius Rufus—it’s important to remember that these are only the Stoics whose names survive to us. It’s a great miracle that Marcus Aurelius’s private journal, Seneca’s letters, Arrian’s notes of Epictetus’s lectures survived thousands of years. …

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Assembling A “Bible” of Stoicism: What To Read After The Romans

Stoicism has never had a “Bible”—that is, a book collecting all the most essential teachings of the philosophy in one place. I’ve tried to assemble a book in something like that style, at least with respect to the ethics of the philosophy—The Practicing Stoic. It takes each of the most important and practical Stoic ideas …

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Stoicism In Pro Sports: The Favorite Stoic Exercises of Michele Tafoya, George Raveling, Michael Lombardi, And More

Forged on the battlefield and the political arena, it is no surprise that the Stoic teachings have been widely embraced by athletes and the sports community at large. The Stoic philosophers drew constant parallels between the athlete and the philosopher, claiming that body and mind are one, and that mental dispositions are crucial for performance. …

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