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Twenty-First Century Stoic – From Zen to Zeno: How I Became a Stoic

Twenty-First Century Stoic – From Zen to Zeno: How I Became a Stoic

This is the first in a series of three essays, written by a Stoic, about what it means to practice an ancient philosophy in the modern world. William B. Irvine is author of A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy (Oxford University Press: 2009). I never intended to become a Stoic. Who, after all, were the Stoics? They were [...]

How becoming a Stoic can make you happy

How becoming a Stoic can make you happy

I just read a terrific book called A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy, by William B. Irvine. Irvine, a professor of philosophy at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, writes that Stoicism was one of many competing philosophies (such as the Cynics and the Epicureans) that ran schools to teach a "philosophy of life" to [...]