How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life

How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life

by Massimo Pigliucci


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781541644533
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 05/08/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 82,774
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Massimo Pigliucci is the K.D. Irani Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. He holds PhDs in genetics, evolutionary biology, and philosophy. He has written for many outlets, including the New York Times, and has written or edited ten books. He lives in New York, New York.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Unstraightforward Path 1

Chapter 2 A Road Map for the Journey 17

Part I The Discipline of Desire: What It Is Proper to Want or Not to Want

Chapter 3 Some Things Are in Our Power, Others Are Not 29

Chapter 4 Living According to Nature 47

Chapter 5 Playing Ball with Socrates 63

Chapter 6 God or Atoms? 79

Part II The Discipline of Action: How to Behave in the World

Chapter 7 It's All About Character (and Virtue) 95

Chapter 8 A Very Crucial Word 109

Chapter 9 The Role of Role Models 123

Chapter 10 Disability and Mental Illness 139

Part III The Discipline of Assent: How to React to Situations

Chapter 11 On Death and Suicide 157

Chapter 12 How to Deal with Anger, Anxiety, and Loneliness 171

Chapter 13 Love and Friendship 187

Chapter 14 Practical Spiritual Exercises 201

Appendix: The Hellenistic Schools of Practical Philosophy 223

Acknowledgments 241

Notes 243

Index 263

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How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ReaderWC More than 1 year ago
This is one of the better Stoic books I've read, perhaps one of the better books of any kind that I've ever read.