A Handbook for New Stoics

A Handbook for New Stoics


  • Author: Massimo Pigliucci & Gregory Lopez
  • Release Date : 2019-05-14
  • Genre: Self-Improvement
  • File Size: 2577270 Bytes


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 we can control our response to these everyday tensions—through the wisdom and practice of Stoicism. Stoicism is an ancient pragmatic philosophy that teaches us to step back, gain perspective, and act with intention. In A Handbook for New Stoics, renowned philosopher Massimo Pigliucci and seasoned practitioner Gregory Lopez provide 52 week-by-week lessons to help us apply timeless Stoic teachings to modern life. Whether you’re already familiar with...

A Handbook for New Stoics

A Handbook for New Stoics


  • Author : Massimo Pigliucci
  • Publisher : The Experiment
  • Release Date : 2019-05-14
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781615195343


A Handbook for New Stoics Book Description :

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 we can control our response to these everyday tensions—through the wisdom and practice of Stoicism. Stoicism is an ancient pragmatic philosophy that teaches us to step back, gain perspective, and act with intention. In A Handbook for New Stoics, renowned philosopher Massimo Pigliucci and seasoned practitioner Gregory Lopez provide 52 week-by-week lessons to help us apply timeless Stoic teachings to modern life. Whether you’re already familiar with...

Live Like A Stoic

Live Like A Stoic


  • Author : Massimo Pigliucci
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2019-05-09
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473562455


Live Like A Stoic Book Description :

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 troubles. Full of practical lessons and sections for journaling, it provides all the tools needed to overcome any life obstacles we might face. Massimo Pigliucci and Gregory Lopez have created a unique, personalised Stoic curriculum for a lifetime of practice, showing how relevant this ancient philosophy is to modern life....

How to Be a Stoic
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

How to Be a Stoic


  • Author : Massimo Pigliucci
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2017-05-09
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780465097968


How to Be a Stoic Book Description :

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 finan...

The Stoic Challenge  A Philosopher s Guide to Becoming Tougher  Calmer  and More Resilient
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

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
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393652505


The Stoic Challenge A Philosopher s Guide to Becoming Tougher Calmer and More Resilient Book Description :

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 ...

How to Live a Good Life

How to Live a Good Life


  • Author : Massimo Pigliucci
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2020-01-07
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525566151


How to Live a Good Life Book Description :

A collection of essays by fifteen philosophers presenting a thoughtful, introductory guide to choosing a philosophy for living an examined and meaningful life. A VINTAGE ORIGINAL Socrates famously said "the unexamined life is not worth living," but what does it mean to truly live philosophically? This thought-provoking, wide-ranging collection brings together essays by fifteen leading philosophers reflecting on what it means to live according to a philosophy of life. From Eastern philosophies (Daoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism) and classical Western philosophies (such as Aristotelianism and Stoicism), to the four major religions, as well as contemporary philosophies (such as existentialism and effective altruism), each contributor offers a lively, p...

How to Be Free
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

How to Be Free


  • Author : Epictetus
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-10-30
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691177717


How to Be Free Book Description :

A superb new edition of Epictetus’s famed handbook on Stoicism—translated by one of the world’s leading authorities on Stoic philosophy Born a slave, the Roman Stoic philosopher Epictetus (c. 55–135 AD) taught that mental freedom is supreme, since it can liberate one anywhere, even in a prison. In How to Be Free, A. A. Long—one of the world’s leading authorities on Stoicism and a pioneer in its remarkable contemporary revival—provides a superb new edition of Epictetus’s celebrated guide to the Stoic philosophy of life (the Encheiridion) along with a selection of related reflections in his Discourses. Freedom, for Epictetus, is not a human right or a political prerogative but a psychological and ethical achievement, a gift that we alon...

The Little Book of Stoicism

The Little Book of Stoicism


  • Author : Jonas Salzgeber
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019-01-28
  • Genre: Stoics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 3952506907


The Little Book of Stoicism Book Description :

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 in a chaotic world....

How to Think Like a Roman Emperor
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

How to Think Like a Roman Emperor


  • Author : Donald Robertson
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-02
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250196637


How to Think Like a Roman Emperor Book Description :

"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 Stoicism taught through the story of its most famous proponent. Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius was the last famous Stoic philosopher of the ancient world. The Meditations, his personal journal, survives to this day as one of the most loved self-help and spiritual classics of all time. In How to Think Like a Roman Emperor, cognitive psychotherapist Donald Robertson weaves the life and philosophy of Marcus Aurelius together seamlessly ...

Lessons in Stoicism

Lessons in Stoicism


  • Author : John Sellars
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2019-09-05
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780241382929


Lessons in Stoicism Book Description :

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 Marcus Aurelius -- with snapshots of their fascinating lives, to show us how their ideas can help us today. In vivid prose, Sellars shows how the works of these three Stoics have inspired readers ever since, speaking as they do to some of the perennial issues that face anyone trying to navigate their way through life. Their works, fundamentally, are about how to live -- how to understand one's place in the world, how to cope when things don't go well, how to ma...

The Practicing Stoic
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

The Practicing Stoic


  • Author : Ward Farnsworth
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Ethics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1567926118


The Practicing Stoic Book Description :

At the school of philosophy founded at Athens by Zeno of Citium the teachers believed that virtue, the highest good, is based on knowledge and reason, and encouraged indifference to the vicissitudes of fortune and to pleasure and pain. Farnsworth integrates his own observations with scores of quotations to provide perspective of the various Stoic philosophers. His organization and commentary makes the meaning and relevance of this ancient philosophy clear for our times....