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Jorah Lavin

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I haven't tried the app myself, yet, but thought some of you might be interested in it.


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Prokopton Blog

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Rules can simply your life. They can make it easier to live virtuously. To develop as a person. To strive to become better. In this post I explore a few ideas to base your rules around key Stoic principles. Rules for living a virtuous life. Something that Stoics were especially interested in.

http://prokopton.com/2016/02/instead-of-goals-try-creating-stoic-rules/
Rules can simply your life. They can make it easier to live virtuously. To develop as a person. To strive to become better. In this post I explore a few ideas to base your rules around key Stoic pr…
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Halloween Wisdom ... What Scares You?

What SHOULD scare you?
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Greg Milner
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I know I have posted this before, but with Stoic Week coming up, with it's focus on Marcus, I wanted to remind people it's out there. It's a very good reading by Duncan Steen. You can get the same book from Naxos or Audible, if you want to pay for it (I did) and then easily save your place on your device. I have probably listened to this entire book 3 or 4 times and  still keep going back to it. 
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Greg Milner
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"You don't have leisure, or aren't able to read. But you have leisure, or are able to at least check your arrogance; you are able to be superior to pleasure and pain; you are able to be superior to love of fame, and not to be vexed at stupid and ungrateful people, but rather, even to care for them."

Marcus Auelius, Meditations, 8.8 
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Greg Milner
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New episode is out. 
In episode 13 we interview therapist Tim LeBon [0:57:15] . Mark talks about role models [0:16:00] and Matt talks about consumerism and soylent [0:37:33]. Segments and LInks mentioned in this episode: Stoic Week – Stoicism Today blog [0:02:40; Wonder-full podcast – Bart Campolo interviews Massimo ...
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Greg Milner
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Looks interesting 
A profanity-filled new self-help book argues that life is kind of terrible, so you should value your actions over your emotions.
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Greg Milner
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Might as well be prepared, I guess. 
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Does your institution, organization, or club have an event coming up in Stoic Week (Oct 17-23)?

Let us know, and I'll make sure that it gets into our listing of events worldwide in Stoicism Today! We'll be running the first listing this weekend, and another one just before Stoic Week starts, so people can find out about anything interesting going on in their area.

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Prokopton Blog

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Should you have a duty to others, even if they are not virtuous? In Book II of Meditations by Marcus Aurelius he suggests:

When you wake up in the morning, tell yourself: The people I deal with today will be meddling, ungrateful, arrogant, dishonest, jealous, and surly. They are like this because they can’t tell good from evil.

In this post I’ll explore why I think that you should have a duty. I’ll argue that humans are social animals. As such, we have an obligation towards members of our society. To work together in an attempt to make ourselves and the world a better place.

http://prokopton.com/2016/05/how-to-do-your-stoic-duty/
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M. Rochecouste

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Coming up next week, Wednesday evening, in Milwaukee, a free workshop applying Stoic practical philosophy to making (or remaking) and keeping New Year's Resolutions!  https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c8f29j8lf9612ll8qhfpqmnepi8
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Greg Milner
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Haven't seen Gravity, but I think the review are generally better. Misogyny? Maybe. Don't know. 
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Greg Milner
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I like Partially Examined Life and try to listen whenever I can. I was pleasantly surprised to find this this morning. 
On the Manual of Epictetus, aka The Enchiridion (135 CE). What’s a wise strategy for life? Stoicism says that the secret is mastering yourself. If you let yourself be perturbed by things that…
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Mark Johnston
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Here's a great interview about modern Stoicism. Bart Campolo interviews Massimo Pigliucci for The Wonder-full Podcast http://bartcampolo.org/2015/09/wonder-full-podcast-7-massimo-pigliucci
I’m super excited about this podcast with philosopher Massimo Pigliucci, but it took me too long to get to Massimo’s best stuff about modern stoicism as a path to secular goodness. So then, unless you’re really hardcore, I suggest you skip ahead to 42:00, get the gist of the conversation, and then go back to get Massimo’s back story later on. Once you hear him, you’re probably also going to want to check out Massimo and his ideas at howtobeastoic...
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Greg Milner
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It is very common to hear in both academic circles, as well as more close-knit Stoic circles, Marcus Aurelius (121 – 180 CE) being referred to as the philosopher king. Marcus Aurelius was definitely an amazing individual. He was adopted first by the Emperor Hadrian (76 – 138 CE) and then later by Antoninus Pius (86 – 161 CE). Marcus was educated by the best teachers in rhetoric, poetry, Greek, Latin, and of course, philosophy. The latter is the subject that he prized above all and it is that which had the greatest influence on the young man.

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Co-authored by Steven Umbrello and Tina Forsee It is very common to hear in both academic circles, as well as more close-knit Stoic circles, Marcus Aurelius (121 – 180 CE) being referred to...
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Greg Milner
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New episode out.
In episode 11 we interview Dr. Robert Colter from the University of Wyoming about Stoic Camp [0:53:00]. Matt discusses theories of violence [0:17:30]. Mark discusses who should not be a Stoic [0:26:00]. LInks mentioned in this episode: Stoic Camp NY – Greg and Massimo (sold out) [0:01:42] ...
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