How to Be a Stoic

Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life

Recommended by Nigel Warburton, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #10 in Stoicism, Ranked #12 in Anger Managementsee more rankings.

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...

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