AuthorTanner Campbell

Hi, I'm Tanner. I spend most of my time writing in the philosophy space and I'm the host of the Practical Stoicism podcast. When I'm not writing, I'm reading or recording. In rare moments when I'm not writing, reading, or recording, I'm spending time with my partner and our dogs.

Don’t Let Well-Intentioned People Hold You Back

Register for the Justice in the Cosmopolis event on February 12th: Today’s episode: Meditation #50 from book #4 — Join the Discord Community : Get rid of ads : Join our journaling program : Ask Tanner a question : — Sponsor Henson Shaving : Sponsor Athletic Greens : Sponsor Rocket Money : — The book I read these meditations from : Our artwork was created by Original Randy...

Crashing Waves To The Face

Register for the Justice in the Cosmopolis event on February 12th: Today’s episode: Meditation #49 from book #4 — Join the Discord Community : Get rid of ads : Join our journaling program : Ask Tanner a question : — Sponsor Henson Shaving : Sponsor Athletic Greens : Sponsor Rocket Money : — The book I read these meditations from : Our artwork was created by Original Randy...

What Do I Do With My Life? This!

”Think continually how many physicians are dead after often contracting their eyebrows over the sick; and how many astrologers after predicting with great pretensions the deaths of others; and how many philosophers after endless discourses on death or immortality; how many heroes after killing thousands; and how many tyrants who have used their power over men’s lives with terrible insolence...

Dying Regret-Free

”If any god told thee that thou shalt die to-morrow, or certainly on the day after to-morrow, thou wouldst not care much whether it was on the third day or on the morrow, unless thou wast in the highest degree mean-spirited- for how small is the difference?- So think it no great thing to die after as many years as thou canst name rather than to-morrow.” Marcus Aurelius, Meditations 4.47 If god...

What is Virtue in Stoicism?

Virtue is an internal character trait of a person who thinks, acts, and regards[1] only ever in appropriate ways. A virtuous person never thinks, acts, or regards in inappropriate ways. This means if a virtuous person gives to charity, they give only appropriately. If a virtuous person paints a picture, they paint only appropriately. If a virtuous person does a pushup, they do it appropriately...

Friday Q&A

Thanks for your questions. I hope my answers are useful. — Join the Discord Community : Get rid of ads : Join our journaling program : Ask Tanner a question : — Sponsor Henson Shaving : Sponsor Athletic Greens : Sponsor Rocket Money : — The book I read Marcus’ Meditations from : The online source I read Seneca’s letters from: Our artwork was created by Original Randy...

Virtue & Virtue-Based Philosophy [Fireside Chat]

In today’s episode I sit down with Kai Whiting to talk about Virtue. That’s going to lead us into a conversation about Virtue Ethics and Virtue Philosophies vs. “Continental Philosophies”, and finally into a conversation about, perhaps unsurprisingly, Critical Race Theory and current changes (which Kai and I both view as unfortunate but well-intentioned ) going on in...

Why We Started Our 365-Day Stoic Journaling Program

In our Discord community we’ve received a few questions pertaining to our Stoic Journaling program. Most frequently, that question is: why did you start this? I’ll answer that question in this post. 1. Because journaling consistently is hard We know journaling is a Stoic practice, and if Marcus Aurelius isn’t enough to convince us of that we can look to others, like Pierre Hadot who says...

On Saving Time

Continue to act thus, my dear Lucilius – set yourself free for your own sake; gather and save your time, which till lately has been forced from you, or filched away, or has merely slipped from your hands. Make yourself believe the truth of my words, – that certain moments are torn from us, that some are gently removed, and that others glide beyond our reach. The most disgraceful kind of loss...

Wake up Sheeple!

“Always remember the saying of Heraclitus, that the death of earth is to become water, and the death of water is to become air, and the death of air is to become fire, and reversely. And think too of him who forgets whither the way leads, and that men quarrel with that with which they are most constantly in communion, the reason which governs the universe; and the things which daily meet with...