We're Building a Community of Philosophers

OUR MISSION

Philosophy for Everyone

The cacophony of modern life echoes in all directions, distracting us with emotionally-charged rhetoric, digital disinformation, and political demagoguery. Standing in opposition to this spiritual desert, there exists a rational, non-dogmatic approach to life that teaches us to control our own emotions, prosper through virtue, and live according to reason. We believe the great questions of life are the true province of philosophy—not the monopoly of religion.

The Philadelphia Stoa is leading the rebirth of the ancient philosophy of Stoicism to meet the challenges of modernity. We aim to resurrect the definition of what it meant to be a philosopher in antiquity: a lover of wisdom, a person who strives to live a philosophical life. Through the practice of applying virtue ethics, reason, and critical thinking to our collective human experience, we endeavor to unlock the personal flourishing that is possible within all of us.

What We Offer

GROUP DISCUSSIONS
Meet Stoics from Philly and all over the world online and in person​
INTERACTIVE COURSES
Learn to apply Stoic practices through the ease of a guided curriculum
COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Benefit the local community through the application of Stoic principles

GUEST LECTURES

Learn key concepts from Stoic professors, authors, and thought leaders 

STOIC LEADERSHIP

Get involved by offering your skills and time to build our Stoa

MARCUS IS CALLING

We need bright, rational, virtue-driven people to help build our Stoa.

Past Guest Speakers

See our calendar for information about upcoming events

Help us spread the word about Stoicism in Philadelphia