• The best books on Stoicism - The Discourses of Epictetus by Epictetus
  • The best books on Stoicism - A Guide to the Good Life by William B Irvine
  • The best books on Stoicism - Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
  • The best books on Stoicism - Letters on Ethics: To Lucilius by Seneca
  • The best books on Stoicism - A New Stoicism by Laurence Becker

The best books on Stoicism, recommended by Massimo Pigliucci

The Stoics offer us valuable strategies of thinking about and dealing with hardships that remain relevant for modern society, Massimo Pigliucci, Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York and practising Stoic, told us in 2016. We were interviewing him about the best books to read to get a better idea of what Stoicism is all about and why some people find the ancient philosophy, famously practised by the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, comforting today. This week our philosophy editor, Nigel Warburton, caught up with Massimo and asked him about new Stoicism books that have come out since they first spoke–and why the philosophy remains so popular.