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Recent Books on Stoicism

Book Review || Editor

A description of three books: Epictetus and Laypeople by Erlend D. MacGillivray; A Field Guide to a Happy Life by Massimo Pigliucci; Stoic Philosophy and Social Theory by Will Johncock


Manual of Reformed Stoicism by Piotr Stankiewicz

Book Review || CHUCK CHAKRAPANI

Manual of Reformed Stoicism by Piotr Stankiewicz is a tightly structured, well-written, and beautifully produced book. It deserves to be among the top three modern books on applied Stoicism. It covers the same ground as most modern books on applied Stoicism, only better. 


Lessons in Stoicism by John Sellers

Book Review || CHUCK CHAKRAPANI

Lessons in Stoicism is by John Sellars, a prominent modern Stoic scholar. His name should be familiar to our readers—he is on our Advisory Board and he writes to the magazine occasionally. 


How to Think Like a Roman Emperor

Book Review || CHUCK CHAKRAPANI

How to Think Like Roman Emperor by Donald Roberson. St. Martin’s Press. 294pp. Available in bookstores and on Amazon https://amzn.to/2VW7xFa 

Reviewed by Chuck Chakrapani 


You will not have my hate

Book Review || Editor

This is a beautifully written book. 

Poignant yet courageous, heart-wrenching yet compassionate, You Will not Have My Hate is a manifesto of a free man who chooses his reaction to the horror he faced on a Friday night. 


How to be Free

Book Review || CHUCK CHAKRAPANI

This is an impressive new edition of Epictetus' guide to the good life, 'Enchiridion'.


Stoicism: A Very Short Introduction

Book Review || Editor

Stoicism: A Very Short Introduction by Brad Inwood is an outstanding introduction to Stoicism. In its structure, exposition, and clarity, it is unlike any other introductory book on Stoicism.