STOICISM MASTERCLASS

With Kai Whiting and Leonidas Konstantakos

The following videos form a nine-part series of live masterclasses with Kai Whiting and Leonidas Konstantakos on the foundational elements of the Stoic philosophy. 

About Leonidas Konstantakos: Leonidas Konstantakos is a PhD candidate working on Stoicism and International Relations, especially Stoic just war theory. He, along with Kai Whiting, is the co-author of “Being Better, Stoicism for a World Worth Living in”. 

PROLOGUE

Twenty-three centuries ago, in a marketplace in Athens, Zeno of Citium, the founder of Stoicism, built his philosophy on powerful ideas that still resonate today: all human beings can become citizens of the world, regardless of their nationality, gender, or social class; happiness comes from living in harmony with nature; and, most important, humans always have the freedom to choose their attitude, even when they cannot control external circumstances. In our age of political polarization and environmental destruction, Stoicism’s empowering message has taken on new relevance. In Being Better, Kai Whiting and Leonidas Konstantakos apply Stoic principles to contemporary issues such as social justice, climate breakdown, and the excesses of global capitalism. They show that Stoicism is not an ivory-tower philosophy or a collection of Silicon Valley life hacks but a vital way of life that helps us live simply, improve our communities, and find peace in a turbulent world.

APPLY FOR MENTORSHIP

I mentor students using the Stoic methods of choice, the Socratic dialectic, and logical reasoning to help you work out how best to design your aims, achieve your goals, improve your relationships and reframe your thinking so you can journey towards what the Stoics refer to as the “good life” (eudaimonia). I also specialize in helping you to better understand your social role, your obligations towards yourself and others, and your connection to the logos (reason/cosmos) so that you can make a greater impact on a world scale!

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