Lives of the Stoics

Written By Ryan Holiday
Lives of the Stoics
  • Publsiher : Penguin
  • Release : 29 September 2020
  • ISBN : 0525541888
  • Pages : 352 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Lives of the Stoics written by Ryan Holiday which was release on 29 September 2020, this book published by Penguin. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: 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.

Lives of the Stoics

Lives of the Stoics
  • Author : Ryan Holiday,Stephen Hanselman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-09-29
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0525541888
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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 ...

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  • Author : William B. Irvine
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-11-04
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0525541888
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Summary : 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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  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008-09-11
  • Total pages : 256
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Summary : This volume gathers together the most important evidence about Stoic thought surviving from the ancient world. It is an expanded version of the section on Stoicism in Inwood and Gerson's Hellenistic Philosophy, consolidating related texts into larger, more continuous selections, adding material on the skeptical attack on Stoicism, and a ...

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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2019-09-05
  • Total pages : 96
  • ISBN : 0525541888
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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 ...

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  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2018-09-06
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0525541888
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Summary : 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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  • Publisher : Ryan James via PublishDrive
  • Release Date : 2018-04-20
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-10-18
  • Total pages : 416
  • ISBN : 0525541888
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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 ...

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  • Release Date : 2020-06-18
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2013-10-16
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0525541888
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Summary : Ancient philosophy was conceived as a way of life or an art of living, but if ancient philosophers did think that philosophy should transform an individual's way of life, then what conception of philosophy stands behind this claim? John Sellars explores this question through a detailed account of ancient Stoic ...

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  • Publisher : Open Court Publishing
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Total pages : 160
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Summary : Tom Morris is the former Notre Dame philosophy professor whose classes became a campus legend and whose nationwide speaking engagements have electrified the audiences of corporate America. Continuing in his mission to bring philosophical wisdom into the trenches of everyday life, he shows how ideas of Stoic Philosophy ? which emphasizes ...

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  • Author : A. A. Long
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Total pages : 310
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Summary : A.A. Long, a leading scholar of later ancient philosophy, gives the definitive presentation of the thought of Epictetus for a broad readership, showing its continued relevance....

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  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release Date : 2019-01-08
  • Total pages : 106
  • ISBN : 0525541888
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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-07-17
  • Total pages : 64
  • ISBN : 0525541888
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Summary : To counter the daily anxieties, stress, and emotional swings caused by the barrage of stimuli that plagues modern life, many people have been finding unexpected solace in a philosophy from a very different and distant time: Stoicism. Today, more than 100,000 people are members of online communities for modern Stoics, and ...

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  • Author : Lawrence C. Becker
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-08-29
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0525541888
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Summary : What would stoic ethics be like today if stoicism had survived as a systematic approach to ethical theory, if it had coped successfully with the challenges of modern philosophy and experimental science? A New Stoicism proposes an answer to that question, offered from within the stoic tradition but without the ...

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  • Author : Elizabeth Nash
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-07-21
  • Total pages : 50
  • ISBN : 0525541888
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Summary : Stoicism is one philosophy that is not just theoretical in nature.It is something that you learn to adopt into your everyday life; its ancient wisdom is more relevant than ever in today's chaotic world.Using moral insight, self-control, courage and justice, Stoicism ensures a firm and consistent way of ...