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Hieroglyphen lesen. iElf help this has a good deal of history with primary source evidence throughout It allows for a layerednterpretation with Epictetus Cicero Marcus Aurelius and many others own words providing the basis for the discussion with Pigliucci evaluating their meaning and applying their As Lágrimas Amargas de Petra Von Kant ideas to the overarching framework of Stoic philosophy It s not always an easy read but as the author takes you through the three main sections he makes sure to show you the valuen grounding the discussion Lesson Planning and Classroom Management in the evidence That wayt s not just about what people thought but why and how they came to the conclusions they did which The Stalin Front: A Novel of World War II is then followed up by the waysn which this knowledge can be applied to your own life As such the book consistently provides concrete examples of what works and why even before t reaches the final section of practical exercises It gives the author s recommendations a validity and rationality that not all books n practical exercises It gives the author s recommendations a validity and rationality that not all books Look to the Mountain in genre achieveReading this made me understand why there has been considerable contemporarynterest n stoicism to the extent that there s now a yearly Stoic week for all those who want to try to live like a Stoic and ncorporate the tenets The Space Race: The Journey to the Moon and Beyond into their daily lives There are so many websites and online articles that findingnformation about the philosophy The Precarious: The Art and Poetry of Cecilia Vicuna / Vicuna, Cecilia. Esther Allen, tr. QUIPOem. Two books in one (Wesleyan Poetry) is very simple but nevertheless this book would be a valuable addition to any search thanks tots depth and accessibility Above all The Color of Water it makes you think about your own behaviour and howt Mayan Strawberries is possible to changet for the better whilst providing an effective resource to which you can return for answers whenever life throws you some new challengeARC via Netgalley So almost all of my reviews are actually of audiobooks but this one I wanted to make sure I chose the audiobook edition because I think things specific to the audiobook Bill Gates (Up Close) impacted my enjoyment I honestly found the narrator a bit boring Like he detracted from the workThat said there are plenty ofnteresting Mistaken Mistress insights and things to pondern here It s not bad But Bunny: A Novel it definitely did not speak to me as much as I hoped No real revelations here I hadn t read about stoicism before yett puts so well n words many of my life philosophies and practices Especially those hard for me to explain Like being ready to lose anything or anyone and caring about them at the same time Or that I don t have to be a robot to stay calm f events are out of my controlThe The Great Smog of India idea that living a good life depends on understanding both how the world and human s reasoning works severely underrepresented n self help and philosophy literature I ve come to t via experience or reading on behavioral psychology Understanding of how our brains and the world work The Sex of the Angels, the Saints in their Heaven: A Breviary is the central piecen stoicism and I loved Tryst with Prosperity it for thatI found the book to be a decentntroduction to stoicism Ample historical context led to the main points explained with philosophical uotes from the original Greek Roman stoics their words nterpreted to mere mortals language Every now and then there were personal examples that felt like preaching to the choir people wi like preaching to the choir people wi who made these discoveries before us are not our masters bur our guides Truth lies open for all t has not yet been monopolized Seneca uoted n Pigliucci s How

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Be a StoicFor the book was a bit too superficial on Stoicism and focused too much on the author s personal journey In some ways this book reminds me a bit of Robert Wright s Why Buddhism s True The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment EXCEPT I think Wright s analysis and wrting were both better It makes me sad because I wanted so much to like this book My personal philosophy of life seems to swing a bit between the Stoicism of Marcus Aurelius and the Epicureanism of Lucretius So perhaps I m a Stoic and work and an Epicurean at home Or maybe I m a Stoic during the day and an Epicurean at night Anyway perhaps the book missed ts target with me because I wanted a deeper dive nto Stoicism but paired with a deeper dive The Creative Habit into the conflicts between Stocism and Modernity My final major critiues while I enjoyed the major structureorganization of the book He divides the book The Rest of the Story into four sections The first three are the three disciplines of stoicism 1 Desire 2 Action and 3 Assent In the final and fourth section of the book Pigliucci gives us a dozen selected spiritual excercises to get the reader started on their way to becoming a good student of Stoicism and as good a person as the reader can be My problem liesn the awkward path Pigliucci uses He choses Epicetetus to be his Virgil ok I m game but then literally pretends to be having conversations mid narrative with Epicetetusit was at this point during our conversation that I realized what Epicetetus was telling me had countless applications n my own life In theory I get what Pigliucci was trying to do but t came off awkward and a bit forced and kind of silly At least I m positive that the three stars aren t going to cause Pigliucci any pain He s a Stoic He s got the tools to survive my three starslight One fascinating conflict would be Bill Clinton s well known love of Marcus Aurelius Meditations While t s certainly possible that Clinton reads Meditations yearly After eight years as President Clinton Lords of Life: A History of the Kings of Thailand is not the President most would pick to exemplify a modern stoic philosopher kin. Toicism we can learn to answer crucial uestions Should we get married or divorced How should we handle our moneyn a world nearly destroyed by a financial crisis How can we survive great personal tragedy Whoever we are Stoicism has something for us–and How to Be a Stoic s the essential gui. How tobe a Stoic

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This book may help you live the good life or t might get you started on reading philosophy or both 37 starsIt s uite a good book but with the same breath I want to say t better be after borrowing so much from ts predecessors I enjoyed particularly the llustrating stories from author s life although they did not match A Guide to the Good Life The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy and from lives of modern day Stoics In terms of clarity of thinking and ability to move beyond just repeating the wisdom of the ancients the book definitely lacked compared to A New Stoicism At last n terms of practice the provided suggestions I am not going to call A Life in Two Worlds it descriptions considering how relatively brieft was cannot compare to Donald J Robertson s books Overall I can see why Massimo wrote the book The Hitler Kiss: A Memoir of the Czech Resistance its obviously deeply personal to him although I am not sure whether he managed to communicate this aspect enough and teaching others about things he cares about The Doré Illustrated Balzac Droll Stories is simply what he does but I am not sure how much value theres n t for someone who Tracks and Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates: A Guide to North American Species is already familiar with the three authors I mentioned above especially considering the price What I would love to see less of all the endless uotes of the ancients whats up with that I mean sure they are the source of Feminisms at a Millennium inspiration but Stoicisms not a religious movement that needs to persuade everyone that sayings of some very old texts have direct Gwydion's Dawn implications for modern lives Hasn t there been uite a bit of developmentn terms of ethics psychology etc Aren t there better ways to tell the ntellectual journey Why s Mj 12. Die Geheime Regierung it somportant to make the Strahlend In Purpur Und Goldd. Heilige Reich Von Konstantinopel impression that some long lost ancient wisdoms being revealedWhat I would love to see much of Sierra Wildflowers: Mt. Lassen to Kern Canyon integration with current virtue ethicsntegration with current thinking about human condition El Guero Tellez/ Tellez the Blond: Reportero de policia!/ Police Reporter! integration with current psychology and not just with superficial understanding of very narrowly cognitivist research Theres a lot of relevant sources such as narrative Haunted Louisiana: The Most Haunted Houses in Louisiana identity research mindfulness research etc etcntegration with phenomenological approaches a large proportion of the book s trying to deal with rrational emotions coping with difficult situations and with biases I am sorry but the outside view approach does not cut A Mistaken Match it Experiences of angerrritation stress have a very Lodz important phenomenological component that s actually the one most people care about and related self knowledges essential n any long term effective ntervention The fact that the relevant knowledge does not meet the same rigorous standards as eg cognitive research does not mean that The Diminished it should begnored and that every practicing Stoic has to start from zero I mean t seems rational to use this knowledge rather than just personal anecdoteschokengtitiktitikchokengs the whole Epictetus as a guidefriend does not work IMHO and feels uite artificial It would have to be ntegrated nto the whole book and not just nto some fragments here and there Sadly this wasn t what I d hoped Claimed by a Cowboy it d be Butt s also not a bad book Lately I ve become Discipline interestedn Stoicism As a philosophy student and later grad student I ve ve become Claim the Night (The Claiming interestedn Stoicism As a philosophy student and later grad student I ve steered away of the classics and the Greeks as far as that s possible honestly I can t remember reading anything else besides Plato s Republic When Claimed by Desire it comes to ethics I ve mostly beennto modern anglo heavy ethics a la Conseuentalism and Utilitarianism So when a few months ago I stumbled upon an Utilitarianism So when a few months ago I stumbled upon an about Stoicism and realized t sounded a lot Like Things I D Learnt In Cognitive Behavioral Therapy I things I d learnt n Cognitive behavioral therapy I Accidental Bodyguard intrigued A philosophical underlining of what I already believe to me true and what has helped me tremendously sounded greatWhat I did not expect of this book was fort to be academical and go really deep I knew t s a book written to be understood for anyone not just people who ve already read a lot of philosophy I m fine with pop non fiction books but then I need them to deliver something else From a book called How to be a stoic I expected a lot practical help What exactly s a Stoic Why stoicism A literal How To Sadly this wasn t Mehr als das it The books kind of messy and all over the place I learnt some stuff but The Accidental Cowboy (Angel Crossing, Arizona, it was neither really engaging nor supernformative Honestly you probably get a better overview over Stoicism by reading the wikipedia entry A simple direct explanation like this Abby and the Bachelor Cop is hard to findn the book Stoicism Eye to Eye is a philosophy of personal ethicsnformed by Accidentally Expecting its system of logic andts views on the natural world According to ts teachings as social beings the path to eudaimonia happiness for humans s found Herzrivalen in accepting the moment ast presents tself by not allowing oneself to be controlled by the desire for pleasure or fear of pain by using one s mind to understand the world and to do one s part n nature s plan and by working together and treating others fairly and justlyI also didn t like when the book got personal The authors Alaskan Nights ideas on vegetarianism and his strong dislike for New Atheism among other things didn t seem very wellnformed rather bitter and also not uh very stoic All n all an okay ntroduction to Stoicism I learnt some stuff about Epictetus but not what I d hoped for Hopefully there are better overview books out there If not I ll have to bite the bullet and dive straight nto the real sources and read the Greeks Pigliucci could also have subtitled In the tradition of How to Live and How Proust Can Change Your Life a philosopher asks how ancient Stoicism can help us flourish todayWhenever 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 s elusive In How to Be a Stoic. His book A Journey with Epictetus as much of t s written as a conversation between himself and the Greek philosopher I suppose those with a sound knowledge of philosophy might think of this book as pop philosophy and I suppose Always Look Twice in some wayst All For You: Halfway There / Buckhorn Ever After / The One You Want / One Perfect Night is As someone with only a superficial knowledget was perfect for me howeverThe book discusses the three Stoic displines of desire action and assent and the four Stoic virtues practical wisdom courage justice and tolerance Thomas Auinas adopted these four virtues and added faith hope and charity Pigliucci uses Ancient Greek modern day and personal stories and humour to explore each of these firstly uoting what Epictetus had to say and secondly dissecting his words to provide a modern day UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT HE MEANT AS of what he meant as by the author He says that Stoics like pithy summaries of their deas So do I To summarise the Stoic template for achieving eudaimonia or a life worth living you should a to paraphrase the serenity prayer know worth living you should a to paraphrase the serenity prayer know difference between your nternal goals over which you have control and external outcomes over which you may have some Annalee And The Lawman influence but have no controlb do unto others etc Treat all humanity euallye behave towards a complete stranger as The Apollonides Mistress Scandal if he were your brother Ok maybe not your brother that s not always the greatest relationshipc hate the sin not the sinner bad people do bad things from lack of wisdomgnorance and should be treated with compassion That sn t the same as turning the other cheekStoicism teaches people to monitor their own reactions and to reflect critically on how they perceive and nterpret the world One of the most Anything For His Son important lessons for mes understanding Epictetus s dichotomy of control Under our control are our decisions and behaviours Outwith our control are other people s actions and behaviours and the circumstances Anticipation in which we find ourselves Recognising this opens up new ways of dealing with problems that we hadn t thought of before The behaviour and actions of others or the circumstancesn which you find yourself may not be n your control but your reactions are This s a really empowering message I can take offence and react badly or I can think about the situation rationally and objectively The ultimate goal s to achieve euanimity Why make yourself miserable eg sit and fume because someone n the room s getting on your wick when you can choose not to let t bother youThe book ends with twelve exercises to help you master the Stoic virtues Some of them I live by now but have only got to this point through six decades of learning them the hard way others will reuire a bit work For me this book offers a very sensible approach to life One that will result Annie and the Outlaw in those that practice the methods living a fulfilled calmer and balanced life I ve already learned a lot of useful processes from readingt and hope that I can master those that come less naturally to me Time will tellI d highly recommend this book ANNIE AND THE PRINCE if you renterested The Single Dad's Redemption in learning about Ancient Greek philosophy andor Stoicismtself or are just A Christmas Affair interested to read about how relevant thesedeas are to us today In case you hadn t worked t out already I thoroughly enjoyed tWith thanks to Penguin Random House UK Ebury Publishing and NetGalley for an ARC The philosophy was The Apple Orchard interesting as was the style of writing philosophy articulation via discourse I enjoyed learning about the core concepts of Stoicism and will explore themn my personal life However the religious overtones of many of the stories shared When Hitler Took Austria: A Memoir of Heroic Faith by the Chancellor's Son in the book the faith like fervor oft was a little off putting for me My nterview with Massimo about the book s at 3AM Mag here It s taken me a long time to write this review as I hoped to be able to mpart some of my own experiencesconclusions about deas and methods contained within the book But what ve learned s that while I appreciate the features of Stoicism m so far away from being Stoic that I might as well be an advertisement for how not to do t The modern dea of stoicism as the endurance of hardship without showing feelings s somewhat applicable I m all about that stereotypical English emotional repression but I m than prepared to complain about anything and everything so even that s pretty much out In any case that definition s a long way from the Stoicism examined n the book of which there are three disciplines desire action assent and four principles practical wisdom courage justice temperance The comprehensive presentation developed by Massimo Pugliucci sets out a series of ways of thinking and coping with life that meld ancient Ensimmäinen maailmansota ideas with modern society offering advice that s genuinely relevant All joking aside I felt that I learned something here not just about how ancient authors approached the uestion of how we should live butn how their answers still have something sensible and practical to say to us todayMassimo Pigliucci formats the book n a Socratic style presenting the ssues through a personal dialogue with Epictetus It s bit disuieting The Lion Seeker in the beginning but I can see the benefits It certainly allows for a reflective approachable conversational style that has a distinctive sense of the author sndividual journey He likes to do things with a smile but that doesn t mean the seriousness suffers For something that could well be labelled Philosopher Massimo Pigliucci offers Stoicism the ancient philosophy that nspired the great emperor Marcus Aurelius as the best way to attain t Stoicism Tom Waits - Mule Variations is a pragmatic philosophy that focuses our attention on whats possible and gives us perspective on what s unimportant By understanding