The Stoic Challenge

A Philosopher's Guide to Becoming Tougher, Calmer, and More Resilient

Ranked #60 in Stoicism

Ancient Stoic insights combined with modern psychological research help us overcome—and even benefit from—everyday obstacles.

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. Philosopher William B. Irvine combines key lessons from the ancient Stoics— thinkers including Marcus Aurelius and Seneca—with modern psychological techniques such as anchoring and framing to develop a surprisingly simple strategy for dealing with life’s unpleasant surprises. These include...

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