Lessons in Stoicism

Lessons in Stoicism What Ancient Philosophers Teach Us About How to Live - Penguin Philosophy

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Synopsis

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.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780141990040
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 188
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 1857
Number of pages: 80
Weight: 92g
Height: 127mm
Width: 196mm
Spine width: 10mm