Everyone comes to philosophy in different ways. For famous thinkers like Thoreau and Montaigne it was by accident and author Eric Weiner fell into the same role of an accidental philosopher over the course of his life.
A best-selling New York Times author of books like The Geography Of Bliss and The Socrates Express, Weiner talks about his work as a journalist, grumpy philosophers he has a lot in common and more on Stoic Athenaeum.
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Stoic Athenaeum is a philosophy-led content marketing journal that helps people, brands and freelance writers find their own philosophy of life. So, hearing from other writers about their experiences in copywriting, publishing and other arenas is of great value.
It was wonderful to chat to Jules Horne, an author based in Scotland who has worked across multiple writing formats. From spending time as a BBC journalist to writing books on how to set up a freelance copywriting business, Jules has a lot of knowledge to share.
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Of the many things I’ve come to appreciate about Stoicism is the fact that it attracts people from all walks of life. It inspires them to pursue new interests, to understand different types of philosophy through unique lenses and everyone has their own story about coming to Stoicism in general.
Stoic Athenaeum recently interviewed What is Stoicism?, an epic online resource packed full of actionable insights. It was a pleasure to hear this unique tale of Stoicism told and how the brand has developed over time.
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The life of a copywriter can be an up and down rollercoaster of procrastination, running to hit deadlines and reworking a fifth draft at the last possible minute. It’s also a great opportunity to practice Stoicism, to work with other creatives and tell some amazing stories for clients.
Andrew Boulton is a copywriter whose spent a lot of time in the trenches and got a lot of war stories to tell. The author of the popular Copywriting Is, Boulton has made a mark with his irreverent copywriting style.
This interview was originally posted on my pop culture website The Comic Vault and I’m sharing it on Stoic Athenaeum because Boulton provides some great insight into the philosophy of content marketing.
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Socrates is one of history’s greatest philosophers, influencing countless generations that came after him. Many scholars and academics have analysed his life, unearthing new dimensions of the man and Dr Armand D’Angour has provided one of the most vivid depictions of Socrates in recent memory.
The author of Socrates In Love: The Making Of A Philosopher, D’Angour shares his thoughts on a young Socrates, how he brings philosophy into his role as a Professor of Classics and more in this wonderful interview with Stoic Athenaeum.
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Philosophy has no boundaries or borders. It influences people from all walks of life and one of the main reasons for creating the Stoic Athenaeum was to talk to people from different backgrounds and see what life lessons could be unearthed.
An aspect of philosophy that interests me is how it intersects with education. This fascination is also shared by the Head Mistress of Manchester High School For Girls, Helen Jeys.
I’m pleased to present a conversation with Helen that dives into her interest in Aristotle, how she applies the concept of eudaimonia to education and why introducing philosophy to younger generations is more important than ever before.
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Learning about the philosophy of Stoicism has become an important part of my daily routine and hearing the perspectives of others in the community is always enjoyable.
I recently chatted with author and podcast host Anderson Silver, who’s committed to helping others through talking about Stoicism on his podcast Stoicism For A Better Life and sharing insights in his books.
Read on to learn more about how Silver became started his Stoic journey, his approach to content production and what to expect from him in the future.
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The philosophy of Stoicism has inspired the works of countless people and continues to be a driving force for many business leaders and authors today. The same can be said for psychotherapist Donald Robertson, who’s made a career out of applying the principles of Stoicism to everyday life through publications such as How To Think Like A Roman Emperor.
Robertson’s latest project is a graphic novel focused on the life of Marcus Aurelius and Stoic Athenaeum caught up with him on the process behind writing the comic. In this interview, we explore the challenges of writing a graphic novel steeped in ancient history, capturing the voice of Marcus Aurelius and how Stoicism can be interpreted through the lens of comics.
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