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24 Stoic Spiritual Exercises: From Epictetus & Marcus Aurelius

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24 Stoic Spiritual Exercises: From Epictetus & Marcus Aurelius

Massimo Pigliucci, Gregory Lopez, "24 Stoic Spiritual Exercises: From Epictetus & Marcus Aurelius"
English | 2019 | ISBN: 1688249133 | 29 pages | PDF | 6.2 MB

Stoicism is a practical philosophy of life, and while I enjoy writing about its history and theory, it is the practice that has so far had a significant impact in my life. I assume it is the same for most readers too. That’s why in this booklet I collect a number of passages from the ancient Stoics where they explicitly advise certain practices or exercises. (Thanks to my friend Greg Lopez for helping curating the collection, on the occasion of Stoic Camp-New York). The first list is distilled from Epictetus’ Enchiridion (the aptly titled “Manual”), while the second list is derived from Marcus’ Meditations (again aptly, a diary that the emperor wrote for his own personal use).