How To Be A Stoic

How to Be a Stoic
Publisher Basic Books
Release Date
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780465097968
Rating 4.5/5 from 3 reviews

In the tradition of How to Live and How Proust Can Change Your Life, a philosopher asks how ancient Stoicism can help us flourish today Whenever we worry about what to eat, how to love, or simply how to be happy, we are worrying about how to lead a good life. No goal is more elusive. In How to Be a Stoic, philosopher Massimo Pigliucci offers Stoicism, the ancient philosophy that inspired the great emperor Marcus Aurelius, as the best way to attain it. Stoicism is a pragmatic philosophy that focuses our attention on what is possible and gives us perspective on what is unimportant. By understanding Stoicism, we can learn to answer crucial questions: Should we get married or divorced? How should we handle our money in a world nearly destroyed by a financial crisis? How can we survive great personal tragedy? Whoever we are, Stoicism has something for us--and How to Be a Stoic is the essential guide.

How to Be a Stoic
  • Author : Massimo Pigliucci
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2017-05-09

In the tradition of How to Live and How Proust Can Change Your Life, a philosopher asks how ancient Stoicism can help us flourish today Whenever we worry about what to eat, how to love, or simply how to be happy, we are worrying about how to lead a good

The Daily Stoic
  • Author : Ryan Holiday,Stephen Hanselman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-10-18

From the team that brought you The Obstacle Is the Way and Ego Is the Enemy, a beautiful daily devotional of Stoic meditations—an instant Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestseller. Why have history's greatest minds—from George Washington to Frederick the Great to Ralph Waldo Emerson, along with

How To Be a Stoic
  • Author : Epictetus,Seneca,Marcus Aurelius
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2020-09-24

'Don't hope that events will turn out the way you want, welcome events in whichever way they happen' How can we cope when life's events seem beyond our control? These words of consolation and inspiration from the three great Stoic philosophers - Epictetus, Seneca and Marcus Aurelius - offer ancient

A Handbook for New Stoics
  • Author : Massimo Pigliucci,Gregory Lopez
  • Publisher : The Experiment
  • Release Date : 2019-05-14

A pragmatic philosophy more popular than ever—here are 52 ancient lessons to help you overcome adversity and find tranquility in the modern world Stress often comes from situations that are beyond our control—such as preparing for a meeting, waiting for test results, or arguing with a loved one. But

Live Like a Stoic
  • Author : MASSIMO. LOPEZ PAGLIUCCI (GREGORY.),Gregory Lopez
  • Publisher : Rider
  • Release Date : 2019-05-09

The answers to our daily worries and anxieties - big or small - lie at the heart of Stoic philosophy. Live Like a Stoic is the essential guide to help us live the good life. It offers a year-long programme of 52 weekly exercises aimed at mastering an array of real-life

A New Stoicism
  • Author : Lawrence C. Becker
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-08-29

What would stoic ethics be like today if stoicism had survived as a systematic approach to ethical theory, if it had coped successfully with the challenges of modern philosophy and experimental science? A New Stoicism proposes an answer to that question, offered from within the stoic tradition but without the

How To Be A Stoic When You Don t Know How
  • Author : Chuck Chakrapani
  • Publisher : Stoic Gym
  • Release Date : 2019-09-28

Even though Stoicism has been around for over 2,300 years, practically everything that the early Stoics wrote for the first three hundred years is lost. So, we need to reconstruct Stoicism from secondary writings and from the writings of the later Stoics. It is difficult to know where to begin. A

The Enchiridion
  • Author : Epictetus
  • Publisher : Litres
  • Release Date : 2021-03-16

Read online The Enchiridion written by Epictetus, published by Litres which was released on 2021-03-16. Download full The Enchiridion Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

Stoicism and the Art of Happiness
  • Author : Donald Robertson
  • Publisher : Teach Yourself
  • Release Date : 2018-09-06

The stoics lived a long time ago, but they had some startling insights into the human condition - insights which endure to this day. The philosophical tradition, founded in Athens by Zeno of Citium in 301 BC, endured as an active movement for almost 500 years, and contributions from dazzling minds such

How to Think Like a Roman Emperor
  • Author : Donald Robertson
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-02

"This book is a wonderful introduction to one of history's greatest figures: Marcus Aurelius. His life and this book are a clear guide for those facing adversity, seeking tranquility and pursuing excellence." —Ryan Holiday, bestselling author of The Obstacle is the Way and The Daily Stoic The life-changing principles of

Lives of the Stoics
  • Author : Ryan Holiday,Stephen Hanselman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-09-29

Instant New York Times Advice & Business Bestseller, USA Today Bestseller, and Wall Street Journal #1 Bestseller! A New York Times Noteworthy Pick and a "stellar work" by Publishers Weekly From the bestselling authors of The Daily Stoic comes an inspiring guide to the lives of the Stoics, and what the ancients

The Stoic Challenge  A Philosopher s Guide to Becoming Tougher  Calmer  and More Resilient
  • Author : William B. Irvine
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2019-09-03

A practical, refreshingly optimistic guide that uses centuries-old wisdom to help us better cope with the stresses of modern living. Some people bounce back in response to setbacks; others break. We often think that these responses are hardwired, but fortunately this is not the case. Stoicism offers us an alternative

Plato at the Googleplex
  • Author : Rebecca Goldstein
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2015-01-06

Acclaimed philosopher and novelist Rebecca Newberger Goldstein provides a dazzlingly original plunge into the drama of philosophy, revealing its hidden role in today's debates on religion, morality, politics, and science.

Lessons in Stoicism
  • Author : John Sellars
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2019-09-05

How can Stoicism inspire us to lead more enjoyable lives? In the past few years, Stoicism has been making a comeback. But what exactly did the Stoics believe? In Lessons in Stoicism, philosopher John Sellars weaves together the key ideas of the three great Roman Stoics -- Seneca, Epictetus and

  • Author : A. A. Long
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2002

A.A. Long, a leading scholar of later ancient philosophy, gives the definitive presentation of the thought of Epictetus for a broad readership, showing its continued relevance.