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Guide to the Good Life The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy

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ISBN-10: 0195374614

ISBN-13: 9780195374612

Edition: 2008

Authors: William B. Irvine

List price: $19.95
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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 remarkably applicable to modern lives. In A Guide to the Good Life, Irvine offers a refreshing presentation of Stoicism, showing how this ancient philosophy can still direct us toward a better life. Using the psychological insights and the practical techniques of the Stoics, Irvine offers a roadmap for anyone seeking to avoid the feelings of…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/4/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Introduction
The Rise of Stoicism
The Birth of Philosophy
The First Stoics
The Roman Stoics
Stoic Psychological Techniques
Negative Visualization: What's the Worst That Can Happen?
The Dichotomy of Control: On Becoming Invincible
Fatalism: Letting Go of the Past . . . and the Present
Self-Denial: On Dealing with the Dark Side of Pleasure
Meditation: Watching Ourselves Practice Stoicism
Stoic Advice
Duty: On Loving Mankind
Social Relations: On Dealing with Other People
Insults: On Putting Up with Put-Downs
Grief: On Conquering Tears with Reason
Anger: On Overcoming Anti-Joy
Personal Values: On Seeking Fame
Personal Values: On Luxurious Living
Exile: On Surviving a Change of Place
Old Age: On Being Banished to a Nursing Home
Dying: On a Good End to a Good Life
On Becoming a Stoic: Start Now and Prepare to Be Mocked
Stoicism for Modern Living
The Anti-Stoics
Stoicism Reconsidered
Practicing Stoicism
A Stoic Reading Program
Notes
Works Cited