Want to try practical philosophy?

Meredith Doig / 04 November 2014

The fastest growing trend in applied philosophy might just be “New Stoicism”.  What is this?  New Stoicism is based on the most popular philosophy of ancient Rome — but it’s also influenced modern psychological practices like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Listen to Scientia Salon’s Massimo Pigliucci’s explanation of A day in the life of a practising Stoic. A more extensive explanation is on his Scientia Salon blog here.

Stoicism offers a well-grounded philosophy that deals with the daily grind of life, a practical approach that appeals to the rational but that also encompasses the emotional.

Stoic Week 2014

Want to learn more?

Each year the University of Exeter conducts Stoic Week and this year it’s from Monday 24 to Sunday 30 November.

It’s free to enrol and you get materials to read, video and audio recordings of the main event in London, and the chance to share your experiences during the week with an online community of participants.

Check out Everything You Need to Know about Stoic Week 2014.

When: Monday 24 to Sunday 30 November 2014

Where: Sign up online here

Cost: Free.

Go on, give it a go!


All the more reason.