May 5, 2021 • 1HR 54M

#22 - Philip Halton -Stoic Philosophy and Mental Health

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Mahon McCann
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This week I've got another chat with Mr @philiphalton discussing stoicism and ancient philosophy for the modern mind. In this podcast, we discuss the stoic philosophy, Roman history, mental health, culture, controlling emotions, facing adversity, toxic masculinity (and why I don't like that term), religion, and how the lives of these ancient men can shape our future. You can expect to learn some of the histories of stoicism, the lives and struggles of the characters (Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, and Epictetus), techniques for curbing overthinking and quick tempers, using traditional values to find meaning and purpose, and lots of inspirational quotes and thoughts. This conversation is a real fire-cracker, so I hope you enjoy it! Books referenced: Meditations, Marcus Aurelius Letters from a stoic Seneca Discourses of Epictetus, Epictetus How To Think Like Roman Emperor @donaldrobertson Produced and edited by Brian Lincoln Intro by Chris Bent If you want to buy my book ‘The Man with a Mirror Face’ the link is in my bio or throw a few quid into the Buy Us a Coffee page below.