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.

Book Club
Book Reviews

Book Club

  • The Art of Living, 4, How to study practical philosophy: a three-pronged curriculum – 26 Dec 2019 (Patreon / Medium)
  • The Art of Living, 3, The hidden structure of the Enchiridion – 1 Nov 2019 (Patreon / Medium)
  • The Art of Living, 2, The concept of spiritual philosophical exercises – 3 Oct 2019 (Patreon / Medium)
  • The Art of Living, 1, The Skeptics don’t believe in the art of living. Or do they? – 16 Aug 2019 (Patreon / Medium)
  • The Inner Citadel, 9, Marcus Aurelius: the man himself – 12 Aug 2019 (Patreon / Medium)
  • The Inner Citadel, 8, The discipline of action, in the service of humanity – 16 May 2019 (Patreon / Medium)
  • The Inner Citadel, 7, The discipline of desire, or amor fati – 2 Apr 2019 (Patreon / Medium)
  • The Inner Citadel, 6, The discipline of assent – 13 Feb 2019 (Patreon / Medium)
  • The Inner Citadel, 5, The beautifully coherent Stoicism of Epictetus – 2 Jan 2019 (Patreon / Medium)
  • The Inner Citadel, 4, The philosopher-slave and the emperor-philosopher – 17 Dec 2018 (Patreon / Medium)
  • The Inner Citadel, 3, The Meditations as spiritual exercises – 21 Nov 2018 (Patreon / Medium)
  • The Inner Citadel, 2, A first glimpse of the Meditations – 17 Oct 2018 (Patreon / Medium)
  • The Inner Citadel, 1, Marcus Aurelius’ teachers – 18 Sep 2018 (Patreon / Medium)
  • The Character Gap, 4, Improving character by way of divine assistance? – 14 Nov 2018 (Patreon / Medium)
  • The Character Gap, 3, What can we do to improve our characters? – 9 Nov 2018 (Patreon / Medium)
  • The Character Gap, 2, The way we actually are – 25 Oct 2018 (Patreon / Medium)
  • The Character Gap, 1, What is character and why is it important? – 4 Oct 2018 (Patreon / Medium)
  • Early Socratics Dialogues, 8, Euthydemus and the difference between sophistry and philosophy – 19 Sep 2018 (Patreon / Medium)
  • Early Socratic Dialogues, 7, Hippias Minor – or why virtue is knowledge and no one does evil on purpose – 30 Aug 2018 (Patreon / Medium)
  • Early Socratic Dialogues, 6, Hippias Major and what it means when something is “fine” – 2 Aug 2018 (Patreon / Medium)
  • Previous entries on Early Socratic Dialogues can be found here.

Book Reviews

  • Book review: How to Think Like a Roman Emperor – 24 Jan 2020 (Patreon / Medium)
  • The Stoic Challenge, by William Irvine – 30 Dec 2019 (Patreon / Medium)
  • The Stoic Life, by Tad Brennan – 28 Oct 2019 (Patreon / Medium)
  • Cicero, the life and times of Rome’s greatest politician – 27 Sep 2019 (Patreon / Medium)
  • John Sellars’ Stoicism, a no-nonsense guide to the ancient philosophy – 30 Apr 2019 (Patreon / Medium)
  • Creators, Conquerors, and Citizens – What can we learn from ancient history? – 11 Mar 2019 (Patreon / Medium)
  • Divination in the ancient world, from Plato to the Neoplatonists by way of Aristotle and the Stoics – 19 Dec 2018 (Patreon / Medium)
  • Beware of the dark side of Stoicism – 6 Aug 2018 (Patreon / Medium)