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A Guide to the Good Life

The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy

by William B. Irvine

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 and successful schools of thought in ancient Rome, and shows how its insight and advice are still ...
Publish Date
2008
November 4
Goodreads rating
4.22
ISBN
9781522632733
Tags
philosophysocial-sciencesnonfiction
Recommendations
8
Recommendations
Jul 05, 2018
A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy by William B. Irvine -- Best (?) walk through the ancient/current philosophy of Stoicism. You can't control other people but you can control yourself, so do that.     source
In terms of Stoicism, I think what really got me turned on to that originally was sort of an introductory text that summarizes a lot of the work, which is A Guide to the Good Life.     source
Dec 04, 2017
Almost too personal for me to give an objective review, because I found when reading it that the quirky philosophy I've been living my life by since 17 matches up exactly with a 2000-year-old philosophy called Stoicism. Mine was self-developed haphazardly, so it was fascinating to read the refined developed original. Really resonated.     source
Dec 05, 2017
The book that had the biggest impact on me this year was “A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy” —>     source
I immediately checked out of the library and read completely.     source
Dec 04, 2017
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 and successful schools of thought in ancient Rome, and shows how its insight and advice are still remarkably applicable to modern lives.     source
Nov 19, 2019
Everyone needs to chill out and read A Guide to the Good Life. Great book on stoicism with which I largely agree     source
A very interesting read.     source