On paradoxes.


“Whenever philosophy or life presents you with a seeming paradox, thinking on whence that word came might be valuable. Paradox comes from the Greek meaning ‘against the popular opinion,‘ not originally an incongruous or contradictory idea.

“A paradox offers a chance to think differently, to approach something from a new direction, and quite literally to change the way our brains operate.”

— K.L. Patrick

SES Course


I’ve registered and am taking New Stoa‘s The College of Stoic Philosophers SES Course.
The class uses several texts, and I will present my progress in chronological order divided by readings.
I don’t receive any compensation for any links provided, and many of these works are available for free on a variety of digital formats.

The Curriculum:

  • Stoicism, by John Sellars       [Amazon link] 
  • Letters from a Stoic, by Seneca       [Amazon Link]
  • The Discourses of Epictetus, by Arrian

  • Meditations, by Marcus Aurelius       [Amazon Link]

  • The Mneme Manual, by Erik Wiegardt       [Download Link]