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Lives of the Stoics

Lives of the Stoics
  • Author : Ryan Holiday,Stephen Hanselman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-09-29
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 9780525541882
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Summary : 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 can teach us about happiness, success, resilience and virtue. Nearly 2,300 years after a ruined merchant named Zeno first established a school on the Stoa Poikile of Athens, Stoicism has found a new audience among those who seek greatness, from athletes to politicians and everyone in between. It's no wonder; the philosophy and its embrace of self-mastery, virtue, and indifference to that which we cannot control is as urgent today as it was in the chaos of the Roman Empire. In Lives of the Stoics, Holiday and Hanselman present the fascinating lives of the men and women who strove to live by the timeless Stoic virtues of Courage. Justice. Temperance. Wisdom. Organized in digestible, mini-biographies of all the well-known--and not so well-known--Stoics, this book vividly brings home what Stoicism was like for the people who loved it and lived it, dusting off powerful lessons to be learned from their struggles and successes. More than a mere history book, every example in these pages, from Epictetus to Marcus Aurelius--slaves to emperors--is designed to help the reader apply philosophy in their own lives. Holiday and Hanselman unveil the core values and ideas that unite figures from Seneca to Cato to Cicero across the centuries. Among them are the idea that self-rule is the greatest empire, that character is fate; how Stoics benefit from preparing not only for success, but failure; and learn to love, not merely accept, the hand they are dealt in life. A treasure of valuable insights and stories, this book can be visited again and again by any reader in search of inspiration from the past.

The Stoics

The Stoics
  • Author : F. H. Sandbach
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1994
  • Total pages :190
  • ISBN : 0872202534
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Summary : "Not only one of the best but also the most comprehensive treatment of Stoicism written in this century." --Times Literary Supplement

The Stoics

The Stoics
  • Author : John M. Rist
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021-01-08
  • Total pages :306
  • ISBN : 9780520339231
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Summary : This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1978.

The Daily Stoic

The Daily Stoic
  • Author : Ryan Holiday,Stephen Hanselman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-10-18
  • Total pages :416
  • ISBN : 9780735211742
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Summary : 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 today's top performers from Super Bowl-winning football coaches to CEOs and celebrities—embraced the wisdom of the ancient Stoics? Because they realize that the most valuable wisdom is timeless and that philosophy is for living a better life, not a classroom exercise. The Daily Stoic offers 366 days of Stoic insights and exercises, featuring all-new translations from the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the playwright Seneca, or slave-turned-philosopher Epictetus, as well as lesser-known luminaries like Zeno, Cleanthes, and Musonius Rufus. Every day of the year you'll find one of their pithy, powerful quotations, as well as historical anecdotes, provocative commentary, and a helpful glossary of Greek terms. By following these teachings over the course of a year (and, indeed, for years to come) you'll find the serenity, self-knowledge, and resilience you need to live well.

Paul and the Stoics

Paul and the Stoics
  • Author : Troels Engberg-Pedersen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2000-01-01
  • Total pages :435
  • ISBN : 066422234X
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Summary : "Dr. Engberg-Pedersen shows how a range of problems encountered in twentieth-century interpretation of three major Pauline letters (Philippians, Galatians, Romans) may be overcome by reading the epistles in the light of ancient Stoic ethics. He discusses literary, conceptual and theological issues: for example, the unity and purpose of the letters; the relationship in the letters between theology and ethics; the logical character and shape of Pauline exhortation; the relationship in Paul between cognition and participation; the meaning of righteousness from faith; Paul's handling of the Jewish law. The author illuminates the central core of Paul's thought by applying the Stoic perspective and argues that scholars must move beyond the traditional Judaism/Hellenism divide to reach a comprehensive and accurate reading of Paul's letters"--P. [4] of cover.

The Cambridge Companion to the Stoics

The Cambridge Companion to the Stoics
  • Author : Brad Inwood,Professor of Philosophy Brad Inwood
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003-05-05
  • Total pages :438
  • ISBN : 0521779855
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The Stoics: A Guide for the Perplexed

The Stoics: A Guide for the Perplexed
  • Author : Mark Holowchak
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008-06-22
  • Total pages :237
  • ISBN : 9781847060457
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Summary : An introduction to the Stoics, ideal for undergraduate students taking courses in Ethics and Ancient Philosophy.

The Stoics

The Stoics
  • Author : Diogenes Laërtius
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-07-11
  • Total pages :72
  • ISBN : 9781329345287
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Summary : The Stoics provides fascinating insight into the private lives of the Greek Stoics, giving a voice to those early trailblazers whose influential works have long since been lost: Zeno of Citium Ariston of Chios Herillus of Carthage Dionysius the Renegade Cleanthes of Assos Sphaerus of Bosphorus Chrysippus of Soli

Spinoza and the Stoics

Spinoza and the Stoics
  • Author : Firmin DeBrabander
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-01-15
  • Total pages :160
  • ISBN : 9781441143662
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Summary : This important book examines Spinoza's moral and political philosophy. Specifically it considers Spinoza's engagement with the themes of Stoicism and his significant contribution to the origins of the European Enlightenment. Firmin DeBrabander explores the problematic view of the relationship between ethics and politics that Spinoza apparently inherited from the Stoics and in so doing asks some important questions that contribute to a crucial contemporary debate. Does ethics provide any foundation for political theory and if so in what way? Likewise, does politics contribute anything essential to the life of virtue? And what is the political place and public role of the philosopher as a practitioner of ethics? In examining Spinoza's Ethics, his most important and widely-read work, and exploring the ways in which this work echoes Stoic themes regarding the public behaviour of the philosopher, the author seeks to answer these key questions and thus makes a fascinating contribution to the study of moral and political philosophy.

Physics of the Stoics

Physics of the Stoics
  • Author : Samuel Sambursky
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-07-14
  • Total pages :166
  • ISBN : 9781400859009
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Summary : Stoic physics, based entirely on the continuum concept, is one of the great original contributions in the history of physical systems. Building on The Physical World of the Greeks, the author describes the main aspects of the Stoic continuum theory, traces its origins back to pre-Stoic science and philosophy, and shows the attempts of the Stoics to work out a coherent system of thought that would explain the essential phenomena of the physical world by a few basic assumptions. Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Plato and the Stoics

Plato and the Stoics
  • Author : A. G. Long
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-09-26
  • Total pages :210
  • ISBN : 9781107040595
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Summary : Seven essays providing new and detailed explorations of the complex relationship between Plato and the Greek and Roman Stoic traditions.

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
  • Author : William B. Irvine
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-09-03
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 9780393652505
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Summary : 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.

A Handbook for New Stoics

A Handbook for New Stoics
  • Author : Massimo Pigliucci,Gregory Lopez
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-05-14
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9781615195343
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Summary : 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 Seneca and Marcus Aurelius, or you’re entirely new to Stoicism, this handbook will help you embrace challenges, thrive under pressure, and discover the good life! Join the online discussion group for A Handbook for New Stoics! facebook.com/groups/377601502853437

Stoicism

Stoicism
  • Author : John Sellars
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-12-05
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 9781317493914
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Summary : 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.

The Reign of the Stoics

The Reign of the Stoics
  • Author : Frederic May Holland
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1879
  • Total pages :248
  • ISBN : UOM:39015008915483
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The Stoics, Epicureans, and Sceptics

The Stoics, Epicureans, and Sceptics
  • Author : Eduard Zeller
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1870
  • Total pages :548
  • ISBN : UOM:39015028534363
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Summary : The Stoics, Epicureans, And Sceptics by Oswald Joseph Reichel, first published in 1870, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.

Aristotle, Kant, and the Stoics

Aristotle, Kant, and the Stoics
  • Author : Stephen Engstrom,Jennifer Whiting
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1998-04-13
  • Total pages :310
  • ISBN : 0521624975
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Summary : This major collection of essays offers the first serious challenge to the traditional view that ancient and modern ethics are fundamentally opposed. In doing so it has important implications for contemporary ethical thought, as well as providing a significant reassessment of the work of Aristotle, Kant and the Stoics. The contributors include internationally recognised interpreters of ancient and modern ethics.

The Corinthian Dissenters and the Stoics

The Corinthian Dissenters and the Stoics
  • Author : Albert V. Garcilazo
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007
  • Total pages :251
  • ISBN : 0820495212
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Summary : This book focuses on the controversy recorded in 1 Corinthians 15 regarding the denial of the resurrection of the dead. Many attempts and proposals have been made to understand the background of Paul's opponents. By focusing on the possible impact of Stoicism, Albert V. Garcilazo argues that the internal evidence of the letter indicates that some of the Corinthians had adopted a realized eschatology as well as an antisomatic view of the resurrection, which in turn prompted them to reject the future resurrection of the dead. Garcilazo suggests that the higher status members of the congregation were influenced by the cosmological, anthropological, and ethical teachings of the Stoa, especially the tenets of the Roman Stoics. He demonstrates this possibility by first considering the similarities between the doctrines of the Corinthian dissenters and the teachings of the Stoic philosophers, particularly the teachings of Seneca. Following a brief overview of Stoicism, the author concentrates on some of the theological issues revealed in the letter and examines how other scholars have interpreted 1 Corinthians 15. Finally, he provides a detailed analysis of 1 Corinthians 15:12-49. In short, Garcilazo argues that the philosophy of the Stoics seemingly contributed to the resurrection controversy recorded in 1 Corinthians 15.

Spinoza and the Stoics

Spinoza and the Stoics
  • Author : Jon Miller
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-04-30
  • Total pages :238
  • ISBN : 9781107000704
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Summary : This book provides a systematic examination of the relations between the key elements of Spinoza's philosophy and the Stoics.

Lessons in Stoicism

Lessons in Stoicism
  • Author : John Sellars
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-09-05
  • Total pages :96
  • ISBN : 9780241382929
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Summary : 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 manage one's emotions and how to behave towards others. Consoling and inspiring, Lessons in Stoicism is a deeply thoughtful guide to the philosophy of a good life.

Consolations from a Stoic

Consolations from a Stoic
  • Author : Seneca
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-01-28
  • Total pages :80
  • ISBN : 9781329864764
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Summary : Seneca composed the Consolations while in exile on Corsica during 40-44 AD and used each opportunity to show off in writing his trendy Stoic ideas about life and the universe. His three letters of condolences De Consolatione ad Marciam, De Consolatione ad Polybium and De Consolatione ad Helviam caused a sensation in Rome when they were circulated and before long the disgraced aristocrat was recalled from banishment and given the plum appointment of tutor to the young future emperor Nero. In each work Seneca employs many of the rhetorical devices common to the consolatio tradition while incorporating his unique philosophy. His seemingly positive outlook on his own exile follows the Stoic principle that one should not be upset by uncontrollable events.