Updating Stoicism: An authorized commentary on Larry Becker’s A New Stoicism

Here comes another free e-booklet that collects a number of essays I wrote, covering Larry Becker’s effort to update Stoicism for the 21st century, as articulated in his A New Stoicism. This commentary, which was put together with Larry’s help before he died, is meant as an introduction and guide to, but definitely not a substitute for, his book. You can download a free PDF version (several other free booklets on Stoicism, philosophy of science and general philosophy can be found here). Updating Stoicism contains the following:


I — The map of the territory

II — The way things stand, part 1

III — The way things stand, part 2

IV — Normative Stoic logic

V — Following the facts, part 1

VI — Following the facts, part 2

VII — Virtue, part 1

VIII — Virtue, part 2

IX — Happiness

X — Virtue ethics, political philosophy, and how to live well

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Massimo is the K.D. Irani Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. He blogs at platofootnote.org and howtobeastoic.org. He is the author of How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life.

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