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 Marcus Aurelius -- with snapshots of their fascinating lives, to show us how their ideas can help us today. In vivid prose, Sellars shows how the works of these three Stoics have inspired readers ever since, speaking as they do to some of the perennial issues that face anyone trying to navigate their way through life. Their works, fundamentally, are about how to live -- how to understand one's place in the world, how to cope when things don't go well, how to manage one's emotions and how to behave towards others. Consoling and inspiring, Lessons in Stoicism is a deeply thoughtful guide to the philosophy of a good life.
'Bursting with practical wisdom and engaging stories ... a Stoicism 2.0 for twenty-first century happiness' Skye Cleary 'A bold, contemporary updating of Stoicism for the present day' John Sellars, author of Lessons in Stoicism Learn how to survive life's hardships and enjoy its pleasures with the modern stoic mindset. In this enlightening book, philosopher Massimo Pigliucci offers a thoughtful and modern reinterpretation of Epictetus's 53 lessons for living a good life. Drawing on the ancient wisdom of the Stoics, this is a comforting guide that will help you reclaim the power of your emotional response and let go of the things you can't control.
Get the Kindle Book version for FREE when you buy the Paperback!! A HIGHLY ACTIONABLE GUIDE TO BECOMING THE BEST VERSION OF YOU Do You Want To Improve Your Life In Every Way Possible? The Stoic's Knew How. The information within this book can be applied by everyone to any area of your life were you seek improvement This book offers time proven methods of the Stoics to living a happier, healthier, fulfilled existence Discover what the Stoics believe to be the top virtues of Men Learn how to get better in every way by committing to small improvements every day Study Stoicism and the Stoic practices which you can implement into your daily life Find out how to practice Stoicism when life gets tough The chapters contained in this book are laid out so that you can meditate on the material and immediately apply the wisdom of the Great Stoic philosophers into your routines, business and relationships All you need to do, is take action on the content The Lessons You Will Uncover Come From The Knowledge And Experience Of The Famous Stoics Such As Zeno Of Citium, Epictetus And Marcus Aurelius Are: How to be a real leader Tips and routines to build self-discipline Acquiring confidence Being as happy as you wish Developing self-control A Stoic mindset And much more.... TAKE ACTION! Commit to living as the best YOU right now by SCROLLING UP and clicking the BUY NOW BUTTON
In this new study, John Sellars offers a fresh examination of Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations as a work of philosophy by placing it against the background of the tradition of Stoic philosophy to which Marcus was committed. The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius is a perennial bestseller, attracting countless readers drawn to its unique mix of philosophical reflection and practical advice. The emperor is usually placed alongside Seneca and Epictetus as one of three great Roman Stoic authors, but he wears his philosophy lightly, not feeling the need to state explicitly the ideas standing behind the reflections that he was writing for himself. As a consequence, his standing as a philosopher has often been questioned. Challenging claims that Marcus Aurelius was merely an eclectic thinker, that the Meditations do not fit the model of a work of philosophy, that there are no arguments in the work, and that it only contains superficial moral advice, Sellars shows that he was in constant dialogue with his Stoic predecessors, engaging with themes drawn from all three parts of Stoicism: logic, physics, and ethics. The image of Marcus Aurelius that emerges is of a committed Stoic, engaging with a wide range of philosophical topics, motivated by the desire to live a good life. This volume will be of interest to scholars and students of both Classics and Philosophy.
Jump into the world of Stoic philosophy! Learn how to face the obstacles of life and succeed. The age-old lessons of Stoic philosophers have inspired many great figures, including businessmen, intellectuals, entrepreneurs, authors, actors, etc. The Stoic Pocketbook is a marvellous and brief book on stoic philosophy. Within these pages are various quotes from the great stoic philosophers: Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, Marcus Tullius Cicero & Epictetus. If this is your first time reading stoic philosophy, do not be concerned, each quote will come along with an explanation of its meaning and how it can be interpreted in a modern context. The teachings of the stoic school are insightful and they can aid us in dealing with the stress and anxiety of our postmodern world. These philosophers come from all walks of life as emperors, slaves, politicians, and statesmen. And it is truly astounding how profound and applicable the principles of stoicism are in the modern world. This book provides: Quotes from Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, Marcus Tullius Cicero & Epictetus. In-depth explanations of the quotes and their application in modern life. A key to dealing with stress and anxiety. Lessons on how to deal with people. Inspiration for leading a better life of more tranquillity and joy.
Discover how you can become a better leader with the ancient tenants of Stoicism. Stoicism is a powerful, rapidly-growing philosophy which offers a profound and comprehensive view of our emotions, worldview, and our very nature. But how can you use this ancient philosophy in the modern world to your advantage? Inside this guide, you'll discover how you can apply Stoic wisdom to your life and leadership skills, harnessing the power of ancient Greek thought to revolutionize your mindset and live a more balanced and successful life. With fundamental lessons from Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, and more, this book delves into the history, philosophy, and practical application of Stoicism. From understanding its tenants and virtues to learning the Stoic principles for the modern leader, you'll also discover common myths and misconceptions, as well as a simple daily regimen for a balanced mind. Stoicism is a highly-effective philosophy for life - it's time for you to find out why. Buy now to uncover the secrets of Stoicism and become a better leader today!
Stoicism was one of the most influential schools of philosophy in antiquity and its influence has persisted to the present day. Originating in Athens around 300 BCE, Stoicism flourished for some five hundred years and has remained a constant presence throughout the history of Western philosophy. As one of the most popular philosophies of the Roman world, its doctrines appealed to people from all strata of ancient society - from the slave Epictetus to the emperor Marcus Aurelius. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to this great philosophical school. As well as outlining the central philosophical ideas of Stoicism, it aims to introduce readers to the different ancient authors and sources that they will encounter when exploring Stoicism. This book begins by introducing the ancient Stoics and their works. It then considers how the Stoics themselves conceived philosophy and how they formulated their own philosophical system. The core chapters examine Stoic philosophical doctrines in depth, taking each division of Stoic theory in turn: logic, physics, and ethics. The final chapter provides a fascinating account of the Stoic legacy from later antiquity to the present. This book includes a glossary, chronology and guide to further reading, which, together with its accessible yet authoritative approach, make it an ideal introduction for students and general readers.
The lessons of stoic philosophy updated in a contemporary language. In this work, the practical wisdom of the Stoics is exemplified with their discipline and resilience in aphorisms that structure what is necessary for an active and dignified life.
This is the complete works of Musonius Rufus (25-95CE), the man who taught Epictetus. While he was very well-known and respected during his time, he is less widely known now. He was a social activist, a proto-feminist, a vegetarian, and a minimalist. No topic is too small or too big for him. Here are some of the topics covered in this book* Women and men are equal.* Why hardships are of little importance?* Why everyone should study philosophy?* Where you live or are forced to live is of no importance.* Don't take things personally and be personally insulted.* Live "according to nature"* Live a virtuous family life.* Live a simple life.*Children should obey their parents, but not indiscriminately.*If you keep practicing virtue, you don't need anything special in your old age.
How do we find calm in times of stress and uncertainty? Drawing on the wisdom of Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, and others, Sherman presents a compelling, modern Stoicism that teaches grit, resilience, and the importance of close relationships in addressing life's biggest and smallest challenges. Bringing ancient ideas to bear on 21st century concerns -- from workers facing stress and burnout to first responders in a pandemic, from soldiers on the battlefield to citizens fighting for racial justice -- Sherman shows how Stoicism can help us fulfil the promise of our shared humanity. In nine lessons that combine ancient pithy quotes and daily exercises with contemporary ethics and psychology, Stoic Wisdom is a field manual for the art of living well.
Are you ready to unlock the ancient secrets of stoicism? Do you want to experience more joy, happiness and positivity in your life? Would you like to discover the empowering daily stoic rituals that will rapidly help you develop more discipline and mental toughness? If you ever struggle with the chaos of life, you're not alone. Maybe you experience anxiety, depression, or stress. The truth is, life is challenging. And it's important to remember that this is not your fault! But that's how "Stoicism For Beginners'' will empower you. Here's what you'll learn: The Daily Stoic Rituals For Happiness, Joy, Positivity & Stress Relief An Actionable, Life-Changing Guide To Implementing Stoicism Into Your Daily Routine The Wise & Life-Changing Lessons From Ancient Stoics 7 Tips From The Stoics On How To Develop Mental Toughness How To Keep Calm In Chaos (Must Read!) The Art of Stoicism For A Happier Life & How to Think Like A Roman Emperor! The Perfect Beginners Guide To Transforming Your Mindset With Stoicism How Would Your Life Change If You Could Experience More Joy, Happiness And Positivity Without Worrying Ever Again? No matter how stressed, out of control or anxious you may feel, you'll learn how to finally unlock the ancient wisdom of stoicism and achieve the mental clarity you truly deserve. Even if you don't understand how stoicism works or what it is, this book will empower you. So if you're ready to apply the ancient wisdom of stoicism to your life and enrich your world with more joy, happiness and positivity today, then scroll up and click the "buy now" button.
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.
What do we really need in order to live a happy life? Over two thousand years ago the Greek philosopher Epicurus offered a seemingly simple answer: pleasure. All we really want is pleasure. Today we tend to associate the word 'Epicurean' with the enjoyment of fine food and wine and decadent self-indulgence. But, as philosopher John Sellars shows, these things are a world away from the vision of a pleasant life developed by Epicurus and his followers who were more concerned with mental pleasures and avoiding pain. Their goal, in short, was a life of tranquillity. In this uplifting and elegant book, Sellars walks us through the history of Epicureanism from a private garden on the edge of ancient Athens to the streets of Rome, showing us how it can help us think anew about joy, friendship, nature and being alive in the world.
This is the type of book many teachers will keep on their desk and use the exercises very regularly; for me it is up there with Geoff Petty's 'Evidence-Based Teaching' and Paul Ginnis's 'The Teacher's Toolkit' as an essential resource. Worley is an excellent clear writer, who communicates very complex ideas very well.” Francis Gilbert [http://www.francisgilbert.co.uk/], teacher, teacher trainer and author of ' I'm a Teacher, Get Me Out of Here' Inspire your class to think more deeply about curriculum subjects and get them actively taking part in exciting philosophy experiments today! This new book by bestselling author and founder of The Philosophy Foundation Peter Worley is a collection of practical lesson and activity plans to use in the primary classroom to get children thinking philosophically and creatively around different curriculum areas. The sessions - called thought adventures - use thought experiments, stories and poems to get children discussing and understanding topics more deeply. Each session is explained step-by-step, with everything you need to 'do' and 'say' spelled out, and all the equipment you need listed with instructions on how to set up each session. You can implement the sessions in the classroom either as a complete lesson or as an activity within another lesson. All the sessions are tried and tested by Peter and his colleagues at The Philosophy Foundation who work with primary schools on a regular basis.
A pragmatic philosophy more popular than ever—here are 52 ancient lessons to help you overcome adversity and find tranquility in the modern world Stress often comes from situations that are beyond our control—such as preparing for a meeting, waiting for test results, or arguing with a loved one. But we can control our response to these everyday tensions—through the wisdom and practice of Stoicism. Stoicism is an ancient pragmatic philosophy that teaches us to step back, gain perspective, and act with intention. In A Handbook for New Stoics, renowned philosopher Massimo Pigliucci and seasoned practitioner Gregory Lopez provide 52 week-by-week lessons to help us apply timeless Stoic teachings to modern life. Whether you’re already familiar with Seneca and Marcus Aurelius, or you’re entirely new to Stoicism, this handbook will help you embrace challenges, thrive under pressure, and discover the good life! Join the online discussion group for A Handbook for New Stoics! facebook.com/groups/377601502853437
"As the Modern Stoicism movement has blossomed over the past decade, its practitioners and enthusiasts have struggled with some of the movement's stranger claims. Should we really be indifferent to death of a loved one, or to our own demise? Is it truly unacceptable to care about one's work? Should we really look to nature for moral guidance? And what role does Providence have in ordering human affairs? In A Field Guide to a Happy Life, philosopher and Stoic Massimo Pigliucci has embarked on an ambitious task: offering his own view how the teachings of the Stoics can be adapted to modern mores and knowledge, taking as his inspiration the classic epitome of ancient Stoicism, Epictetus' Handbook. This is not another translation of Epictetus' teachings. Epictetus's ancient Stoicism, with its emphasis on indifference, can seem to call for us to be soulless automatons. For him, all aspiration was vanity and all grieving wrong-headed. Pigliucci is a modern master of the school, and is offering a major revision of the philosophy. This is not hubris: The ancient Stoics believed that their ideas were meant to be updated by future generations. And so Pigliucci revises or discards the teachings of ancient Stoicism that have come to seem inhumane-arguing that it's fine to want to do well at work or to mourn the loss of a loved-one-or unscientific, while retaining the doctrine's core emphasis on resilience and equanimity. In his hands, Stoicism isn't about cultivating indifference to our social and emotional lives. It's about learning to endure life's hardships without being overwhelmed, while enjoying life's pleasures without losing our heads. The Stoic philosopher Seneca once wrote that "those who advanced these doctrines before us are not our masters but our guides." Each Stoic must be their own master. In A Field Guide to a Happy Life, Pigliucci will help them find their way"--
This book is about everything you need to know about Stoic Philosophy, it's very helpful to know how to see things differently and to always control our emotions in any circumstances, because no matter what life is only one, and we need to keep on going and never look back. I've decided to list 80 lessons from personal experience and share it to the world, we all need to make important decisions and to always seek what's good for everyone, we need to reach peace and "happiness" along the journey, doing what we love. I hope this book brings you hope, and motivation to start applying this lessons in your daily life, and always remember, memento vivere, memento mori.
How do we find calm in times of stress and uncertainty? How do we cope with sudden losses or find meaning in a world that can easily rob us of what we most value? Drawing on the wisdom of Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, and others, Nancy Sherman's Stoic Wisdom presents a compelling, modern Stoicism that teaches grit, resilience, and the importance of close relationships in addressing life's biggest and smallest challenges. A renowned expert in ancient and modern ethics, Sherman relates how Stoic methods of examining beliefs and perceptions can help us correct distortions in what we believe, see, and feel. Her study reveals a profound insight about the Stoics: They never believed, as Stoic popularizers often hold, that rugged self-reliance or indifference to the world around us is at the heart of living well. We are at home in the world, they insisted, when we are connected to each other in cooperative efforts. We build resilience and goodness through our deepest relationships. Bringing ancient ideas to bear on 21st century concerns from workers facing stress and burnout to first responders in a pandemic, from soldiers on the battlefield to citizens fighting for racial justice Sherman shows how Stoicism can help us fulfil the promise of our shared humanity. In nine lessons that combine ancient pithy quotes and daily exercises with contemporary ethics and psychology, Stoic Wisdom is a field manual for the art of living well.
The answers to our daily worries and anxieties – big or small – lie at the heart of Stoic philosophy. Live Like a Stoic is the essential guide to help us live the good life. It offers a year-long programme of 52 weekly exercises aimed at mastering an array of real-life troubles. Full of practical lessons and sections for journaling, it provides all the tools needed to overcome any life obstacles we might face. Massimo Pigliucci and Gregory Lopez have created a unique, personalised Stoic curriculum for a lifetime of practice, showing how relevant this ancient philosophy is to modern life.