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Available on September 5, 2024

This book offers a comprehensive introduction to Stoic ethics for students and for readers interested in Stoic life-guidance. It combines an explanation of the main philosophical ideas in ancient Stoic ethics by Christopher Gill with discussion of how to put these ideas into practice in our own lives by Brittany Polat.

The first seven chapters examine central Stoic ethical claims and the questions raised by their claims, including:

  • Why does our happiness in life depend solely on virtue?

  • Is ethics grounded on nature; and, if so, does this mean human nature or the natural world?

  • What is the connection between gaining ethical understanding and relating properly to other people?

  • What counts as right action and how do we learn to make good decisions?

  • What is the proper place of emotion in the good life?

The two final chapters discuss the significance of these Stoic ideas for modern thought, especially for virtue ethics and environmental ethics, and the Stoic contribution to guidance on living.

With a glossary of key terms and suggestions for further reading, Stoic Ethics: The Basics is an ideal starting point for anyone looking for an accessible and lively explanation of Stoic ideas and their implications for practical living.

Journal Like a Stoic

A 90-Day Stoicism Program to Live with

Greater Acceptance, Less Judgment,

and Deeper Intentionality

  • Follow a 90-day guided course to take you from awareness to acceptance and eventually impact.

  • Discover Stoic origins with a historical refresher on the philosophy's beginnings, tenets, and thinkers who have changed history.

  • Receive advice from the greats, including Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, and Epictetus.

  • Reflect on insightful prompts that encourage you to choose virtue above all else and to find peace through rationality.

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A Guide to Staying Calm, Mindful, and Engaged

Tranquility Parenting describes how Brittany Polat discovered modern Stoicism and what it can offer to stressed-out parents of the 21st century. As a mother of three young children, Polat used to constantly doubt her parenting abilities. She felt anxious, frustrated, and guilty about her perceived failings as a parent. Now, as a practicing Stoic, she gained the confidence and calm she was craving and has more energy to be fully engaged and happy with them.

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