Publisher Routledge
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Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781317493914
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews

This is the first introduction to Stoic philosophy for 30 years. Aimed at readers new to Stoicism and to ancient philosophy, it outlines the central philosophical ideas of Stoicism and introduces the reader to the different ancient authors and sources that they will encounter when exploring Stoicism. The range of sources that are drawn upon in the reconstruction of Stoic philosophy can be bewildering for the beginner. Sellars guides the reader through the surviving works of the late Stoic authors, Seneca and Epictetus, and the fragments relating to the early Stoics found in authors such as Plutarch and Stobaeus. The opening chapter offers an introduction to the ancient Stoics, their works, and other ancient authors who report material about ancient Stoic philosophy. The second chapter considers how the Stoics themselves conceived philosophy and how they structured their own philosophical system. Chapters 3-5 offer accounts of Stoic philosophical doctrines arranged according to the Stoic division of philosophical discourse into three parts: logic, physics, and ethics. The final chapter considers the later impact of Stoicism on Western philosophy. At the end of the volume there is a detailed guide to further reading.

  • Author : John Sellars
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-12-05

This is the first introduction to Stoic philosophy for 30 years. Aimed at readers new to Stoicism and to ancient philosophy, it outlines the central philosophical ideas of Stoicism and introduces the reader to the different ancient authors and sources that they will encounter when exploring Stoicism. The range of sources

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

  • Author : Steven K. Strange,Jack Zupko
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2004-06-21

Stoicism is now widely recognised as one of the most important philosophical schools of ancient Greece and Rome. But how did it influence Western thought after Greek and Roman antiquity? The question is a difficult one to answer because the most important Stoic texts have been lost since the end

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 Little Book of Stoicism
  • Author : Jonas Salzgeber
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-01-28

This compelling, highly actionable guide shows you how to deal more effectively with whatever life throws at you and live up to your best self. A mix of timeless wisdom and empowering advice, The Little Book of Stoicism will point the way to anyone seeking a calm and wise life

  • Author : James W. Williams
  • Publisher : SD Publishing LLC
  • Release Date : 2020-06-18

Why are you here? Why do you exist? Where can you find happiness? How can you overcome fear, anxiety, and negative thoughts? Gain strength and confidence? Face obstacles in our lives? If you've ever asked yourself any of these questions—and have wasted countless hours talking to gurus, attending seminars,

  • Author : Marcus Aurelius
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019-08-21

M?ric Casaubon's famous 1634 translation of Meditations was the first English version of the Stoic masterwork to be reprinted many times because of its widespread popularity. The Shakespearean language has been called difficult by modern standards but the poetic Elizabethan prose greatly enhances this deeply spiritual work. Aurelius is no

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

Stoicism  A Detailed Breakdown of Stoicism Philosophy and Wisdom from the Greats
  • Author : George Tanner
  • Publisher : House of Books
  • Release Date : 2017-11-08

Stoicism, one of the oldest, Western philosophical schools, has enchanted scholars and the general public alike for over two thousand years. Where some accounts of human nature and the particularly human good fall short by the reduction of human being to physical or psychical phenomena, Stoicism's power lies in engaging

A Reference Guide to Stoicism
  • Author : John L. Bowman
  • Publisher : Author House
  • Release Date : 2014-04

Stoicism is a 2,300 year-old Greek and Roman philosophy that addressed human happiness. This book is a compendium of principal Stoic philosophers Cicero, Seneca, Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius' writings arranged by topic. on escape Seneca wrote whatever your destination you will be followed by your failings; on death Marcus Aurelius advised

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

  • Author : Luke Caldwell
  • Publisher : Tony Bennis via PublishDrive
  • Release Date : 2019-06-14

Are you looking for a way to improve your life? Do you feel that situations are often out of your control and you feel angry and frustrated that you can't seem to do anything about that? Are you constantly feeling bad for your actions when you get upset or angry,

  • Author : Ryan James
  • Publisher : Ryan James via PublishDrive
  • Release Date : 2018-04-20

Are you ready to lead a life that is full of virtue, where you are able to lead a good life that isn't controlled by your emotions but still allows you to have empathy and feelings for others? Stoicism is an ancient thought that has stood the test of time

Stoicism For Beginners
  • Author : Kevin Garnett
  • Publisher : Semsoli
  • Release Date : 2020-05-18

Learn How to Adopt a Stoic Mindset! Learn Why Successful People Like Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Tim Ferriss Embrace Stoicism. Stoicism is an ancient philosophy on how to live a good life. It was founded in Athens, by Zeno, around 300 BC. Unlike many other older philosophies, Stoic principles are

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