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Modern Stoicism: Ancient Philosophy or Self Help for Tech Bros?

Is modern Stoicism just self help rebranded for tech bros or something more interesting?

Rebecca went to Stoicon Athens to meet the Stoics and imbibe some wisdom only a few miles away from the very porch where Stoic philosophy first kicked off. While Cat put the ancient philosophy to the test and tried living like a Stoic for a week.

We talk about our experiences compare Stoicism to other philosophies and engage in an impromptu (much needed) Stoic inspired therapy session.

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Links mentioned:

Extract from: Marcus Aurelius Best Lecture on Stoicism EVER! Professor Michael Sugrue (our opening clip)

Meditations, Marcus Aurelius translated by Gregory Hays

Letters From a Stoic, Seneca translated by Robin Campbell

How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life, Massimo Pigliucci

A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy, William B. Irvine

Modern Stoicism YouTube Channel (watch this space for the recordings of Stoicon Athens 2019 talks)

Information about Stoic Week

Report on the Efficacy of Stoic Week

Kathryn Koromilas (Stoic journalling)

Stoicon 2018: Antonia Macaro on “How Buddhist is Stoicism?”

More Than Happiness: Buddhist and Stoic Wisdom for a Sceptical Age, Antonia Macaro

Why Modern Stoicism Misses the Point, Mark Vernon

SHAM How the Self Help and Actualisation Movement Made America Helpless, Steve Salerno