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Civilisation 24: Cleanthes

I wouldn’t have liked Cleanthes very much. I think I’d have found him a little too dour and serious for my tastes but his influence upon Stoicism cannot be denied. Continue reading

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Civilisation 23: Zeno of Citium

Zeno taught that negative emotions (we might say ‘unpleasant’ or ‘unhelpful’ emotions today) result from poor judgement and mental indiscipline Continue reading

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Civilisation 22: Epicurus

Epicurus inhabited an Athens that was well used to thinking, to mental exploration and to philosophical controversy. And how he must have loved it. Continue reading

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5 easy tricks to keep you happy

5 really important strategies for happiness that most people don’t know – and never will Continue reading

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Civilisation20: The amazing Aristotle

I like Aristotle. In fact, out of all the thinkers, movers and shakers we’ve discussed so, far he’s the one I’d most like to spend an evening in the pub with. Continue reading

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Civilisation 16: Plato (the man in the middle)

Plato was responsible for some of the most enduring ideas of Western philosophy, ideas which in some cases still influence our society today. Not always for the better. Continue reading

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The Stoic 5.5: Loss

We don’t need to believe in a divine plan to know that the world is full of misfortune. Continue reading

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