A Short Guide on What to Take and What to Leave from Stoic Philosophy

Douglas C. Bates
3 min readNov 30, 2021
When leaving Stoicism, what to take and what to leave behind.

The well-known promoter of Stoicism, Massimo Piglucci, recently announced that he was switching from Stoicism to Neoskepticism — a kind of Cicero-inspired eclectic Skepticism, which includes a lot of Stoicism. As a consequence of this, he wrote a lengthy article titled A handy-dandy guide to what to take and what to leave from Stoic philosophy, covering exactly what the…

Douglas C. Bates

Ancient Greek philosophies of life. http://www.pyrrhonism.org Author of “Pyrrho’s Way: The Ancient Greek Version of Buddhism.”