The Stoic Challenge A Philosopher S Guide To Becoming Tougher Calmer And More Resilient

The Stoic Challenge  A Philosopher s Guide to Becoming Tougher  Calmer  and More Resilient
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
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Category Philosophy
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9780393652505
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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 approach. Plumbing the wisdom of one of the most popular and successful schools of thought from ancient Rome, philosopher William B. Irvine teaches us to turn any challenge on its head. The Stoic Challenge, then, is the ultimate guide to improving your quality of life through tactics developed by ancient Stoics, from Marcus Aurelius and Seneca to Epictetus. This book uniquely combines ancient Stoic insights with techniques discovered by contemporary psychological research, such as anchoring and framing. The result is a surprisingly simple strategy for dealing with life’s unpleasant and unexpected challenges—from minor setbacks like being caught in a traffic jam or having a flight cancelled to major setbacks like those experienced by physicist Stephen Hawking, who slowly lost the ability to move, and writer Jean-Dominique Bauby, who suffered from locked-in syndrome. The Stoics discovered that thinking of challenges as tests of character can dramatically alter our emotional response to them. Irvine’s updated “Stoic test strategy” teaches us how to transform life’s stumbling blocks into opportunities for becoming calmer, tougher, and more resilient. Not only can we overcome everyday obstacles—we can benefit from them, too.

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

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The Stoic Challenge
  • Author : William B. Irvine
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 2021-02-23

In this practical, refreshingly optimistic guide, philosopher William B. Irvine explains how centuries-old wisdom can help us better cope with everything from the everyday stresses of modern living to its significant crises. The Stoic Challenge uniquely combines insights from ancient Stoics like Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, and Epictetus with techniques discovered

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The Stoic Challenge
  • Author : William Braxton Irvine
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019

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

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Socrates Cafe  A Fresh Taste of Philosophy
  • Author : Christopher Phillips
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2010-10-18

"A bracing, rollicking read about the spark that ignites when people start asking meaningful questions." —O Magazine Christopher Phillips is a man on a mission: to revive the love of questions that Socrates inspired long ago in ancient Athens. "Like a Johnny Appleseed with a master's degree, Phillips has gallivanted

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Courage Under Fire
  • Author : James B. Stockdale
  • Publisher : Hoover Press
  • Release Date : 2013-09-01

When physical disability from combat wounds brought about Jim Stockdale's early retirement from military life, he had the distinction of being the only three-star officer in the history of the navy to wear both aviator wings and the Congressional Medal of Honor. His writings have been many and varied, but

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More Than Happiness
  • Author : Antonia Macaro
  • Publisher : Icon Books
  • Release Date : 2018-01-04

‘This groundbreaking study provides a much-needed philosophical framework for those practising mindfulness as well as a call to recover the pragmatic and therapeutic dimensions of philosophy.’ - Stephen Batchelor, author of After Buddhism and Secular Buddhism Modern readers tend to think of Buddhism as spending time alone meditating, searching for

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A Better Human
  • Author : George J. Bradley
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-06-11

Of all the religions, creeds, and self-help manifestos the world has produced, most concentrate on how to achieve salvation in aspects other than the here-and-now, with our lives merely transitory testing grounds for a higher realm or our actions guided so that we maximize life in a state of 'enlightened

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Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations
  • Author : Jules Evans
  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Release Date : 2013-10-03

When philosophy rescued him from an emotional crisis, Jules Evans became fascinated by how ideas invented over two thousand years ago can help us today. He interviewed soldiers, psychologists, gangsters, astronauts, and anarchists and discovered the ways that people are using philosophy now to build better lives. Ancient philosophy has

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A Guide to the Good Life
  • Author : William B. Irvine
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-11-04

One of the great fears many of us face is that despite all our effort and striving, we will discover at the end that we have wasted our life. In A Guide to the Good Life, William B. Irvine plumbs the wisdom of Stoic philosophy, one of the most popular

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Doing Right by Children
  • Author : William Irvine
  • Publisher : Paragon House Publishers
  • Release Date : 2001-02-21

Discusses historical changes in the status of children in American society and examines ethical issues surrounding the obligation of parents to make the well-being of their children a priority.

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