How Trendy Stoicism Assimilates the Counterculture

And how big business neutralizes philosophy to reassure puzzled consumers

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If you walk into the philosophy section of a bookstore, chances are you’ll be struck by the number of books on Stoicism you’ll find on the shelves.

Search the internet for “Stoicism and self-help” and you’re met with four million…

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Benjamin Cain

Benjamin Cain

Knowledge condemns. Art redeems. I learned that as an artistic writer who did a doctorate in philosophy. We should try to see the dark comedy in all things.

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