How to be a stoic : using ancient philosophy to live a modern life
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New York : Basic Books, [2017].
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Book
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x, 277 pages ; 22 cm
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Main Library - Adult  1 available
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English
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9780465097951, 0465097952, 9780465097968, 9781541644533, 0465097960, 1541644530
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40027280615

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-262) and index.
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An engaging guide to how Stoicism--the ancient philosophy of Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius--can provide lessons for living in the modern world. Whenever 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 Stoicism, the ancient philosophy that inspired the great emperor Marcus Aurelius, as the best way to attain it. Stoicism is a pragmatic philosophy that teaches us to act depending on what is within our control and separate things worth getting upset about from those that are not. By understanding Stoicism, we can learn to answer crucial questions: Should we get married or divorced? How should we bank in a world nearly destroyed by a financial crisis? How can we survive great personal tragedy? Whoever you are, Stoicism has something for you-and How to Be a Stoic is your essential guide.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Pigliucci, M. (2017). How to be a stoic: using ancient philosophy to live a modern life . Basic Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Pigliucci, Massimo, 1964-. 2017. How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life. New York: Basic Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Pigliucci, Massimo, 1964-. How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life New York: Basic Books, 2017.

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Pigliucci, Massimo. How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life Basic Books, 2017.

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