Let’s talk about the premeditation of adversity

Premeditatio malorum is Latin for premeditation of adversity, one of the most well known, potentially misunderstood, and very useful of all Stoic techniques. It seems, therefore, like clarifying its scope and use would be a good idea.

In this essay I’m going to do the following: (i) present the concept of premeditatioin modern Stoicism and its roots in ancient Stoicism, as treated…