Join us for “Stoicism and Politics”

How can we save civility and rational discourse?


The forthcoming virtual conference from the Plato’s Academy Centre is about how Stoicism can help all of us to deal with one of the most frustrating aspects of modern politics by replacing partisan bickering, trolling, etc., with rational and civil discourse. If you wish politics could be more philosophical — this is for you!

Register today, free of charge, for a chance to win a free copy of the brand new book by Tom Morris, The Everyday Patriot. (Although this event is free, we greatly appreciate any donations, which help us to keep organizing events in the future.)

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  1. Pat McGeehan, member of the West Virginia House of Delegates (US), author of Stoicism and the Statehouse
  2. Dr. Tom Morris, author of If Aristotle Ran General Motors and The Everyday Patriot
  3. Diane Kalen-Sukra, founder of the Kalen Academy civic leadership academy, author of Save Your City: How Toxic Culture Kills Community & What to Do About It
  4. Dr. Kai Whiting, Postdoctoral Researcher, Université catholique de Louvain, author of Being Better: Stoicism for a World Worth Living In.
  5. Prof. Matthew Sharpe, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Deakin University, author of Stoicism, Bullying, and Beyond: How to Keep Your Head When Others Around You Have Lost Theirs and Blame You
  6. More speakers TBC — Check back soon!

A few comments from our last event

  • The programmes offered are exciting and courageous. Exploring philosophy and, in particular Plato’s relevance to the modern world in relation to leadership, commerce, education and psychology is a great service.
  • Find the time to watch as very informative.
  • Ancient philosophy for modern leadership is a critical event for today’s leaders to show how some challenges are persisting throughout the ages and that virtue, in contrast to profits, is timeless. I’d recommend it to every leader and manager who wants to achieve positive social impact.
  • Plato Academy’s virtual events are a pleasure to watch. I learn so much, so fast!



Donald J. Robertson
Stoicism — Philosophy as a Way of Life

Cognitive psychotherapist, author of How to Think Like a Roman Emperor. Sign up for my new Substack newsletter: