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:

Introduction

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

Published by

Massimo

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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