This page aims to make learning about Stoicism as easy as possible by bringing together the best articles, podcasts, and videos from across the internet onto one page. To get started, simply choose one of the resources listed below:
This section features articles from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. The SEP is probably the most comprehensive online philosophy resource. It features in-depth articles on a huge number of philosophical topics, however, it is aimed at an academic audience and may be too detailed and technical for beginners. The IEP is generally more beginner-friendly but is also considered to be less reliable. Wikipedia is also an option, but it is much less reliable than either of these.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
- Stoic Ethics
- Stoic Philosophy of Mind
- Marcus Aurelius
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
This section features short articles written by professional philosophers and aimed at a general audience. These articles are ideal for anyone looking for a shorter or more beginner-friendly introduction to Stoicism than the encyclopedia articles listed above.
- Do not weep for your dead: how to mourn as the Stoics did
- Why Stoicism is one of the best mind-hacks ever devised
- Anger is temporary madness: the Stoics knew how to curb it
- Massimo Pigliucci on Seneca’s Stoic philosophy of happiness
- To be happier, focus on what’s within your control
- Gandhi was a subtle, surprising philosopher in the Stoic style
- Want to be happy? Then live like a Stoic for a week
- Stoicism 5.0: The unlikely 21st century reboot of an ancient philosophy
- How the stoicism of Roman philosophers can help us deal with depression
The New York Times (The Stone)
This section features episodes from leading philosophy podcasts. These are also aimed at a general audience and are a good option for beginners who prefer audio content.
The History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps
- Walking on Eggshells: the Stoics on Logic
- Nobody’s Perfect: the Stoics on Knowledge
- We Didn’t Start the Fire: the Stoics on Nature
- Like a Rolling Stone: Stoic Ethics
- David Sedley on Stoicism
- Anger Management: Seneca
- You Can Chain My Leg: Epictetus
- The Philosopher King: Marcus Aurelius
- John Sellars on the Roman Stoics
In Our Time
The Philosopher’s Zone
- Return of the Stoics
- Stoics at war
- ‘I can’t go on, I’ll go on’: Samuel Johnson and the Stoics
- The Therapy of Desire – Epicureans and Stoics on the good life
- Seneca – philosophy and tragedy
- Happiness is…
The Partially Examined Life
Short Videos (<30 mins)
This section features short videos aimed at beginners.
Academy of Ideas
- The philosophy of Stoicism – Massimo Pigliucci
- Stoicism as a philosophy for an ordinary life | Massimo Pigliucci
Lectures/Longer Videos (>30 mins)
This section features longer videos and lectures.
See this page for course syllabi on Stoicism.
See this list of the best books on Stoicism.
See this page for a selection of key quotes on Stoicism.
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