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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

  • Book Club: Xenophon’s Memorabilia, part I – 9 Mar 2020 (Patreon / Medium)
  • 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)