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Best Books On Stoicism

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Marcus Aurelius - Apr 07, 2020 (first published in 180)
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The Meditations are a set of personal reflections by Marcus Aurelius. He writes about the vicissitudes of his own life and explores how to live wisely and virtuously in an unpredictable world.Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful ...
The Daily Stoic
366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living
Ryan Holiday - Oct 18, 2016
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A beautifully packaged, gifty daily devotional of Stoic wisdom, from the author of The Obstacle is the Way. Modern readers praise Stoic philosophy for its unique blend of practicality and wisdom. But it's admittedly hard for the average reader to decipher the Dover Thrift edition of Marcus Aurelius' work. The antiquated, needlessly formal language ...
Letters from a Stoic
Lucius Annaeus Seneca - Jul 30, 1969 (first published in 1964)
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The power and wealth which Seneca the Younger (c.4 B.C. - A.D. 65) acquired as Nero's minister were in conflict with his Stoic beliefs. Nevertheless he was the outstanding figure of his age. The Stoic philosophy which Seneca professed in his writings, later supported by Marcus Aurelius, provided Rome with a passable bridge to Christianity. Seneca's...
A Guide to the Good Life
The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy
William B. Irvine - Nov 04, 2008
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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 ...
How to Be a Stoic
Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life
Massimo Pigliucci - May 08, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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In the tradition of How to Live and How Proust Can Change Your Life, a philosopher asks how ancient Stoicism can help us flourish todayWhenever 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 Stoicis...
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Stoicism and the Art of Happiness
Practical Wisdom for Everyday Life (Teach Yourself)
Donald Robertson - Nov 27, 2018 (first published in 2013)
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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 as Cicero, Seneca, and Marcus Aurelius helped cr...
The Obstacle Is the Way
The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph
Ryan Holiday - May 01, 2014
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“The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.” — Marcus AureliusWe are stuck, stymied, frustrated. But it needn’t be this way. There is a formula for success that’s been followed by the icons of history—from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve Jobs—a formula that let them turn obst...
John Sellars - Jul 19, 2006
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One of the most popular of the Hellenistic schools of philosophy in antiquity, Stoicism flourished for some five hundred years and has remained a constant presence throughout the history of Western philosophy. Its doctrines appealed to people from all strata of ancient society-from the slave Epictetus to the emperor Marcus Aurelius. This book provi...
Discourses and Selected Writings
Epictetus - Nov 25, 2008
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A new translation of the influential teachings of the great Stoic philosopherDESPITE BEING BORN into slavery, Greco-Roman philosopher Epictetus became one of the most influential thinkers of his time. Discourses and Selected Writings is a transcribed collection of informal lectures given by the philosopher around AD 108. A gateway into the life and...
The Little Book of Stoicism
Timeless Wisdom to Gain Resilience, Confidence, and Calmness
Jonas Salzgeber - Jan 19, 2019
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“How long are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself?”– Epictetus, Stoic philosopherWhere can you find joy? Gain strength? How should we face our fears? Deal with the death of a loved one? And what about those reoccurring depressing thoughts?While traditional schooling doesn’t address such questions, it’s exactly what ancient sch...
The Practicing Stoic
A Philosophical User's Manual
Ward Farnsworth - Apr 01, 2018
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The great insights of the Stoics are spread over a wide range of ancient sources. This book brings them all together for the first time. It systematically presents what the various Stoic philosophers said on every important topic, accompanied by an eloquent commentary that is clear and concise. The result is a set of philosophy lessons for everyone...
How to Think Like a Roman Emperor by Donald Robertson
Ego Is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday
The Cambridge Companion to the Stoics by Brad Inwood
On the Shortness of Life by Seneca
Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Art of Living by Epictetus
Courage Under Fire by James B. Stockdale
A New Stoicism by Lawrence C. Becker
The Philosophy of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy by Donald Robertson
Musonius Rufus by Cynthia King
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
Discourses, Fragments, Handbook by Epictetus
Lessons in Stoicism by John Sellars
The Inner Citadel by Pierre Hadot
The Beginner's Guide to Stoicism by Matthew van Natta
Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations by Jules Evans
Rome's Last Citizen by Rob Goodman
Dying Every Day by James Romm
Stoicism and Emotion by Margaret Graver
The Daily Stoic Journal by Ryan Holiday
Philosophy as a Way of Life by Pierre Hadot
Unshakable Freedom by Chuck Chakrapani
A Man in Full by Tom Wolfe
Stoicism by Brad Inwood
Stoic Warriors by Nancy Sherman
Stillness Is the Key by Ryan Holiday
Fragments by Heraclitus
Happy by Derren Brown
Your User's Manual by Anderson Silver
The Art of Living by John Sellars
The Stoic Life by Tad Brennan
Philosophy of Chrysippus by Josiah B. Gould
The Consolations of Philosophy by Alain de Botton
Conversations of Socrates by Xenophon
The Moral Sayings Of Publius Syrus by Publius Syrus
On the Good Life by Marcus Tullius Cicero
Epictetus by A. A. Long
Anger, Mercy, Revenge by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Hardship and Happiness by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
On Benefits by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Marcus Aurelius by William O. Stephens
Diogenes Laertius by Diogenes Laertius
Diogenes Laertius by Diogenes Laertius
The Stoics by F H Sandbach
That One Should Disdain Hardships by Musonius Rufus
The Greatest Empire by Emily Wilson
The Essential Epicurus by Epicurus
How to Live a Good Life by Massimo Pigliucci
Stoicism Today by Patrick Ussher
The Stoic Challenge by William B. Irvine
A History of Western Philosophy in 500 Essential Quotations by Lennox Johnson
Everything Has Two Handles by Ronald Pies
The Stoic Sage by Rene Brouwer