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A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy

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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 and…
The Stoic Challenge: A Philosopher's Guide To Becoming Tougher, Calmer, And More Resilient

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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…
On Desire: Why We Want What We Want

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A married person falls deeply in love with someone else. A man of average income feels he cannot be truly happy unless he owns an expensive luxury car. A dieter has an irresistible craving for ice cream. Desires often come to us unbidden and unwanted, and they…
You: A Natural History
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What are you? Obviously, you are a person with human ancestors that can be plotted on a family tree, but you have other identities as well. According to evolutionary biologists, you are a member of the species Homo sapiens and as such have ancestral species that…
Aha!: The Moments of Insight that Shape Our World
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Great ideas often develop gradually after studying a problem at length--but not always. Sometimes, an insight hits like a bolt from the blue. For Archimedes, clarity struck while he was taking a bath. For Gustav Mahler, it came as the blades of his oars touched…
A Slap in the Face: Why Insults Hurt--And Why They Shouldn't

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Insults are part of the fabric of daily life. But why do we insult each other? Why do insults cause us such pain? Can we do anything to prevent or lessen this pain? Most importantly, how can we overcome our inclination to insult others? In A Slap in the Face,…
A Slap In The Face: Why Insults Hurt--and Why They Shouldn't

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Summary of William B. Irvine's A Guide to the Good Life by Milkyway Media

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A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy (2008) by William B. Irvine is a practical handbook for adopting a Stoic approach to daily living. The term “Stoic” may conjure images of austere philosophers indifferent to their circumstances and cut off…
A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy
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|November 23, 2012

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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 and…
A Slap in the Face: Why Insults Hurt--And Why They Shouldn't: Why Insults Hurt--And Why They…

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Insults are part of the fabric of daily life. But why do we insult each other? Why do insults cause us such pain? Can we do anything to prevent or lessen this pain? Most importantly, how can we overcome our inclination to insult others? In A Slap in the Face,…