Cat and Rebecca

Modern Stoicism: Ancient Philosophy or Self Help for Tech Bros?

Modern Stoicism: Ancient Philosophy or Self Help for Tech Bros?

Is modern Stoicism just self help rebranded for tech bros or something more interesting? Rebecca went to Stoicon Athens to meet the Stoics and imbibe some wisdom only a few miles away from the very porch where Stoic philosophy first kicked off. While Cat put the ancient philosophy to the test and tried living like a Stoic for a week. We talk about our experiences compare Stoicism to other philosophies and engage in an impromptu (much needed) Stoic inspired therapy session. Exploring esoteric, paranormal and spiritual topics from two completely different perspectives we’re The Seeker and The Skeptic. If you enjoy the show, we’d love your support to help us keep exploring these topics and bringing our research, experiences and discussion to you. Anything you can give is greatly appreciated, and we look forward to sharing more adventures with your support! Support the show on Patreon >> Connect with us Twitter @SeekerSkeptic Instagram @SeekerSkeptic Or visit www.seekerandskeptic.com   LINKS MENTIONED Extract from: Marcus Aurelius Best Lecture on Stoicism EVER! Professor Michael Sugrue (our opening clip) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5897dMWJiSM Meditations, Marcus Aurelius translated by Gregory Hays https://www.amazon.com/Meditations-New-Translation-Marcus-Aurelius/dp/0812968255 Letters From a Stoic, Seneca translated by Robin Campbell https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002RI99KK/ How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life, Massimo Pigliucci https://www.amazon.com/How-Be-Stoic-Massimo-Pigliucci/dp/0465097952 A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy, William B. Irvine https://www.amazon.com/Guide-Good-Life-Ancient-Stoic-ebook/dp/B0040JHNQG Modern Stoicism YouTube Channel (watch this space for the recordings of Stoicon Athens 2019 talks) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC34paKsEjtrlapZyRczztYw Information about Stoic Week https://modernstoicism.com/about-stoic-week/ Report on the Efficacy of Stoic Week https://modernstoicism.com/stoic-week-2018-report-part-4-feedback-on-stoic-week-and-overall-conclusions-tim-lebon/ Kathryn Koromilas (Stoic journalling) https://thestoicwriter.com/mom-1 Stoicon 2018: Antonia Macaro on "How Buddhist is Stoicism?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAuIDe5d-Cs More Than Happiness: Buddhist and Stoic Wisdom for a Sceptical Age, Antonia Macaro https://www.amazon.com/dp/1785781332 Why Modern Stoicism Misses the Point, Mark Vernon https://www.idler.co.uk/article/who-modern-stoicism-misses-the-point/ SHAM How the Self Help and Actualisation Movement Made America Helpless, Steve Salerno https://www.amazon.com/Sham-Self-Help-Movement-America-Helpless/dp/1400054109  

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