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What Is Stoicism? A Definition & 9 Stoic Exercises To Get You Started

For those of us who live our lives in the real world, there is one branch of philosophy created just for us: Stoicism. A brief synopsis and definition on this particular school of Hellenistic philosophy: Stoicism was founded in Athens by Zeno of Citium in the early 3rd century BC,...

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Integrity Has No Need Of Rules

"If it is not RIGHT do not do it; If it is not TRUE do not say it" - Marcus Aurelius One word we do not hear from the Stoics, is integrity. They saw it as part of being human - part of being virtuous. I am not sure of...
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The Role Of Positive Emotions In Stoicism: An Interview With Professor Christopher Gill

Professor Christopher Gill is one of the most prominent members in the Stoicism community. His most recent books are Marcus Aurelius Meditations Books 1-6, translated with an introduction and commentary as well as Naturalistic Psychology in Galen and Stoicism but this is just a small glimpse into his impressive and...
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A New Stoicism: An Interview With Professor Lawrence C. Becker

Professor Lawrence C. Becker is one of the academic titans that we are incredibly honored to have the chance to interview. He is the author of A New Stoicism and he takes the time to walk us through what ‘new’ in the title means and what were his aims with...
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The Definitive List of Stoicism in History & Pop Culture

As Stoicism has seen a cultural resurgence we wanted to compile a list of the people who have embraced or admired the philosophy and in the process explain why many of them have embraced it and found within it a tool in the pursuit of self-mastery, perseverance, and wisdom: something...
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The Complex Life and Character of Seneca: An Interview with James Romm

I was initially too nervous to read James Romm’s review of The Daily Stoic in the Wall Street Journal. I have trouble reading anything about me. Too uncomfortable to look, I sent James a quick email to tell him what an honor it is to have him review anything I’ve...
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Fear Is A Friend Of Exceptional People

“I believe a man is a professional when he can do what needs to be done no matter how he feels within. An amateur is an amateur in his attitude emotionally. A professional is a professional in the way he thinks and feels and in his ability to execute under...
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Stoic Exercise for Mental Fitness: An Interview With William Ferraiolo

William Ferraiolo’s forthcoming book, Meditations on Self-Discipline and Failure: Stoic Exercise for Mental Fitness (late 2017), came across our radars recently as it was blurbed by no other than Massimo Pigliucci. We immediately reached out to Bill to ask for an interview so he could tell us more both about...
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28 Books On Stoicism: The (Hopefully) Ultimate Reading List

This is a guest post by Hristo Vassilev. If you’d like to contribute to The Daily Stoic, please get in touch. The best part about Stoicism is that you can go to the primary texts, read them and feel like they were written yesterday, not 2000 years ago. You can pick...
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How To Be A Stoic: An Interview With Author Elif Batuman

There’s been quite a surge of stories on Stoicism lately—appearing everywhere from influential blogs to prestigious outlets like Sports Illustrated, New York Times, The Guardian and The Atlantic. One of the pieces that caught our attention was "How to Be a Stoic" in The New Yorker. It’s by Elif Batuman,...
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Stoicism and Compassion: A False Dichotomy

A couple summers ago, I was reading Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations on a plane ride back from Africa. I usually carry it with me, especially when I’m traveling. “What are you reading?” said the man next to me, who was flipping through a glossy Esquire, or something like that. “Meditations by...