How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life by Massimo Pigliucci

How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life

byMassimo Pigliucci

Kobo ebook | May 9, 2017

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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.

Title:How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern LifeFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 9, 2017Publisher:Basic BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0465097960

ISBN - 13:9780465097968


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Introduction to Stoicism Stoicism was born as a school of thought aiming to emulate the life of Socrates. The point of this school was to teach people how to live a good life. There have been many Stoics throughout the years, including an emperor of Rome (Marcus Aurelius). This book provides details on Stoicism and explains the main components of this school of thought to show how we can apply Stoic principles to live a good life today.
Date published: 2017-08-28