Stoicism

Ancient Roman advice on how to deal with bouncers

27 February 2016 9:00 am

The papers are full of top stories about important people who cannot get into important parties because the doorman does…

Madness of war

How not to tell a soldier’s story

27 February 2016 9:00 am

Attempts by soldiers themselves to describe to us our 21st-century wars have come, so far, in a few recognisable varieties:…

Would you believe it? A selection of ancient faiths ripe for revival

12 December 2015 9:00 am

Exciting news from the world of philosophy! Next year will see the 20th anniversary of the New Stoa, an online…

Let’s all become Japanese for a while

17 January 2015 9:00 am

This is a good time to write about a nation’s resilience in the face of calamity. I am referring to…

Horace still understands happiness better than the LSE

30 August 2014 9:00 am

So here comes another book about how to be happy, written by Professor Dolan, an ‘internationally renowned expert’ at the…

A Slap in the Face, by William B. irvine - review

3 August 2013 9:00 am

A friend of mine who works for the NHS has been told recently by a superior that his ‘attention to…