A Guide to Stoicism

St. George William Joseph Stock (1850 - )

This book is a primer on the philosophy of stoicism, resurrected from its origins in Greek and Roman philosophy. The original philosophy was based on a reasoning process which it was assumed would lead to a virtuous life. Zeno, the founder of stoicism, did not begin expounding on its teachings until he was in his forties. He believed that the purpose of life was "to live consistently." Cleanthes, his disciple, added "with nature," so that the purpose of life became "to live consistently with nature." - Summary by Bill Boerst

Genre(s): Ancient

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Foreword Bill Boerst
Play 01 Philosophy Among Greeks and Romans; Division of Philosophy Bill Boerst
Play 02 Logic Bill Boerst
Play 03 Ethic, Part A Bill Boerst
Play 04 Ethic, Part B Bill Boerst
Play 05 Physic Bill Boerst
Play 06 Conclusion Bill Boerst
Play 07 Dates and Authorities Bill Boerst