Suggested readings, #30

Here are some interesting articles I’ve come across recently, for your consideration:

Why the novel matters. We can try to bend the novel to fit our politics or culture, but it will always go its own way, making itself anew. (New Statesman)

How to eat like a Stoic. The ancient diets of Cynicism and Stoicism. (Medium)

What’s everything made of? To answer whether the fundamental building blocks of reality are particles, fields or both means thinking beyond physics. (Aeon)

A radical guide to spending less time on your phone. (Medium)

The powers and pitfalls of reality distortion. Reflections on the life and death of Steve Jobs. (Medium)

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Massimo is the K.D. Irani Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. He blogs at and He is the author of How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life.

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