Book Club

Index of book club entries and book reviews. Because reading books is fraking important. Individual essays appear on the Patreon and Medium platforms. Videos are archived on YoutTube. Numbers refer to publication sequence since 2018 (higher numbers, more recent).

Video Book Club
Book Club Essays
Book Reviews
Mini-reviews

Video Book Club

Book Club Essays

  • 232. Practical Philosophy — 4 — Private life and public culture (Patreon / Medium)
  • 230. Practical Philosophy — 3 — Families and why they matter (Patreon / Medium)
  • 228. Practical Philosophy — 2 — Practical ethics (Patreon / Medium)
  • 226. Practical Philosophy — 1 — What is practical philosophy? (Patreon / Medium)
  • 209. Xenophon’s Memorabilia, part IV, Socrates teaches a lesson in statesmanship (Patreon / Medium)
  • 198. Xenophon’s Memorabilia, part III, Socrates gives advice about politics (Patreon / Medium)
  • 194. Xenophon’s Memorabilia, part II, Socrates teaches a lesson to his son (Patreon / Medium)
  • 176. Xenophon’s Memorabilia, part I, in defense of Socrates (Patreon / Medium)
  • 155. The Art of Living, 4, How to study practical philosophy: a three-pronged curriculum (Patreon / Medium)
  • 136. The Art of Living, 3, The hidden structure of the Enchiridion (Patreon / Medium)
  • 129. The Art of Living, 2, The concept of spiritual philosophical exercises (Patreon / Medium)
  • 116. The Art of Living, 1, The Skeptics don’t believe in the art of living. Or do they? – (Patreon / Medium)
  • 115. The Inner Citadel, 9, Marcus Aurelius: the man himself (Patreon / Medium)
  • 96. The Inner Citadel, 8, The discipline of action, in the service of humanity (Patreon / Medium)
  • 83. The Inner Citadel, 7, The discipline of desire, or amor fati (Patreon / Medium)
  • 65. The Inner Citadel, 6, The discipline of assent (Patreon / Medium)
  • 52. The Inner Citadel, 5, The beautifully coherent Stoicism of Epictetus (Patreon / Medium)
  • 44. The Inner Citadel, 4, The philosopher-slave and the emperor-philosopher (Patreon / Medium)
  • 39. The Inner Citadel, 3, The Meditations as spiritual exercises (Patreon / Medium)
  • 29. The Inner Citadel, 2, A first glimpse of the Meditations (Patreon / Medium)
  • 18. The Inner Citadel, 1, Marcus Aurelius’ teachers (Patreon / Medium)
  • 37. The Character Gap, 4, Improving character by way of divine assistance? (Patreon / Medium)
  • 35. The Character Gap, 3, What can we do to improve our characters? (Patreon / Medium)
  • 31. The Character Gap, 2, The way we actually are (Patreon / Medium)
  • 24. The Character Gap, 1, What is character and why is it important? (Patreon / Medium)
  • 19. Early Socratics Dialogues, 8, Euthydemus and the difference between sophistry and philosophy (Patreon / Medium)
  • 13. Early Socratic Dialogues, 7, Hippias Minor – or why virtue is knowledge and no one does evil on purpose (Patreon / Medium)
  • 4. Early Socratic Dialogues, 6, Hippias Major and what it means when something is “fine” (Patreon / Medium)
  • Previous entries on Early Socratic Dialogues can be found here.

Book Reviews

  • 163. Book review: How to Think Like a Roman Emperor (Patreon / Medium)
  • 156. The Stoic Challenge, by William Irvine (Patreon / Medium)
  • 135. The Stoic Life, by Tad Brennan (Patreon / Medium)
  • 127. Cicero, the life and times of Rome’s greatest politician (Patreon / Medium)
  • 91. John Sellars’ Stoicism, a no-nonsense guide to the ancient philosophy (Patreon / Medium)
  • 75. Creators, Conquerors, and Citizens – What can we learn from ancient history? (Patreon / Medium)
  • 45. Divination in the ancient world, from Plato to the Neoplatonists by way of Aristotle and the Stoics (Patreon / Medium)
  • 5. Beware of the dark side of Stoicism (Patreon / Medium)

Mini-reviews