How tobe a Stoic [Pdf/E–book]

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How tobe a Stoic

How tobe a Stoic Read & download é 2 Toicism we can learn to answer crucial uestions Should we get married or divorced How should we handle our money in 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 is the essential gui. 37 starsIt is uite a good book but with the same breath I want to say it better be after borrowing so much from its predecessors I enjoyed particularly the illustrating 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 in terms of practice the provided suggestions I am not going to call it descriptions considering how relatively brief it was cannot compare to Donald J Robertson s books Overall I can see why Massimo wrote the book it is 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 is simply what he does but I am not sure how much value there is in it for someone who 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 what is up with that I mean sure they are the source of inspiration but Stoicism is not a religious movement that needs to persuade everyone that sayings of some very old texts have direct implications for modern lives Hasn t there been uite a bit of development in terms of ethics psychology etc Aren t there better ways to tell the intellectual journey Why is it so important to make the impression that some long lost ancient wisdom is being revealedWhat I would love to see much of integration with current virtue ethics integration with current thinking about human condition integration with current psychology and not just with superficial understanding of very narrowly cognitivist research There is a lot of relevant sources such as narrative identity research mindfulness research etc etc integration with phenomenological approaches a large proportion of the book is trying to deal with irrational emotions coping with difficult situations and with biases I am sorry but the outside view approach does not cut it Experiences of anger irritation stress have a very important phenomenological component that s actually the one most people care about and related self knowledge is essential in any long term effective intervention The fact that the relevant knowledge does not meet the same rigorous standards as eg cognitive research does not mean that it should be ignored and that every practicing Stoic has to start from zero I mean it 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 integrated into the whole book and not just into some fragments here and there Tyrant essential gui. 37 starsIt is uite a good book but with the same breath I want to say it better be after borrowing so much from its predecessors I Split Second Thinking; 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Review How tobe a Stoic

How tobe a Stoic Read & download é 2 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 focuses our attention on what is possible and gives us perspective on what is unimportant By understanding S. Sadly this wasn t what I d hoped it d be But it s also not a bad book Lately I ve become interested in Stoicism As a philosophy student and later grad student I ve always 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 it comes to ethics I ve mostly been into modern anglo heavy ethics a la Conseuentalism and Utilitarianism So when a few months ago I stumbled upon an article about Stoicism and realized it sounded a lot like things I d learnt in Cognitive behavioral therapy I was 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 for it to be academical and go really deep I knew it 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 is a Stoic Why stoicism A literal How To Sadly this wasn t it The book is kind of messy and all over the place I learnt some stuff but it was neither really engaging nor super informative Honestly you probably get a better overview over Stoicism by reading the wikipedia entry A simple direct explanation like this is hard to find in the book Stoicism is a philosophy of personal ethics informed by its system of logic and its views on the natural world According to its teachings as social beings the path to eudaimonia happiness for humans is found in accepting the moment as it presents itself 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 in nature s plan and by working together and treating others fairly and justlyI also didn t like when the book got personal The authors ideas on vegetarianism and his strong dislike for New Atheism among other things didn t seem very well informed rather bitter and also not uh very stoic All in all an okay introduction 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 into the real sources and read the Greeks Les Cin et le trésor de Rouépine emperor Marcus Aurelius as the best way to attain it Stoicism is a pragmatic philosophy that focuses our attention on what is possible and gives us perspective on what is unimportant By understanding S. Sadly this wasn t what I d hoped it d be But it s also not a bad book Lately I ve become interested in Stoicism As a philosophy student and later grad student I ve always steered away of the classics and the Greeks as far as that s possible honestly I can t remember reading anything Into the Hands of the Soldiers: Freedom and Chaos in Egypt and the Middle East else besides Plato s Republic When it comes to Who Needs a Prairie? ethics I ve mostly been into modern anglo heavy Running on Empty Contemplative Spirituality for Overachievers ethics a la Conseuentalism and Utilitarianism So when a few months ago I stumbled upon an article about Stoicism and realized it sounded a lot like things I d learnt in Cognitive behavioral therapy I was intrigued A philosophical underlining of what I already believe to me true and what has helped me tremendously sounded greatWhat I did not Petty Pewter Gods expect of this book was for it to be academical and go really deep I knew it 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 Mama Namibia else From a book called How to be a stoic I サイコメ 1 殺人鬼と死春期を expected a lot practical help What Initiated Memoir of a Witch exactly is a Stoic Why stoicism A literal How To Sadly this wasn t it The book is kind of messy and all over the place I learnt some stuff but it was neither really Beautifully Broken Spirit entry A simple direct Kiss of Flame The Dragons Virgin Tribute #1 eudaimonia happiness for humans is found in accepting the moment as it presents itself 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 in nature s plan and by working together and treating others fairly and justlyI also didn t like when the book got personal The authors ideas on vegetarianism and his strong dislike for New Atheism among other things didn t seem very well informed rather bitter and also not uh very stoic All in all an okay introduction 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 into the real sources and read the Greeks

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How tobe a Stoic Read & download é 2 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 is elusive In How to Be a Stoic. Men who made these discoveries before us are not our masters bur our guides Truth lies open for all it has not yet been monopolized Seneca uoted in Pigliucci s How to Be a StoicFor me 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 is 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 its target with me because I wanted a deeper dive into Stoicism but paired with a deeper dive into the conflicts between Stocism and Modernity My final major critiue is while I enjoyed the major structureorganization of the book He divides the book 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 lies in 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 in my own life In theory I get what Pigliucci was trying to do but it 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 it is certainly possible that Clinton reads Meditations yearly After eight years as President Clinton is not the President most would pick to exemplify a modern stoic philosopher king Highland Heaven eat how to love or simply how to be happy we are worrying about how to lead a good life No goal is If I Cant Let Go If You Come Back To Me #2 enjoyed the major structureorganization of the book He divides the book 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 Coming Home for Christmas 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 lies in 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 in my own life In theory I get what Pigliucci was trying to do but it 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 it is certainly possible that Clinton reads Meditations yearly After Whos Afraid of the Big Bad Boss? eight years as President Clinton is not the President most would pick to Behind the Mountain exemplify a modern stoic philosopher king


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    Free download Ï PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ã Massimo Pigliucci Massimo Pigliucci ã 2 Read How tobe a Stoic [Pdf/E–book] Pigliucci could also have subtitled this book A Journey with Epictetus as much of it is written as a conversati

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    How tobe a Stoic [Pdf/E–book] Men who made these discoveries before us are not our masters bur our guides Truth lies open for all; it has not yet been monopolized Seneca uot

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    Review How tobe a Stoic Massimo Pigliucci ã 2 Read Free download Ï PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ã Massimo Pigliucci It’s taken me a long time to write this review as I hoped to be able to impart some of my own experiencesconclusions about ideas and methods contained within the book But what i’ve learned is that while I appreciate the features

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    How tobe a Stoic [Pdf/E–book] Free download Ï PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ã Massimo Pigliucci Massimo Pigliucci ã 2 Read Sadly this wasn't what I'd hoped it'd be But it's also not a bad book Lately I've become interested in Stoicism As a philosophy student and later grad student I've always 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 it comes to ethics I've mostly been into modern anglo heavy ethics a la Conseuentalism and Util

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    How tobe a Stoic [Pdf/E–book] I hadn’t read about stoicism before yet it puts so well in 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 if events are out of my controlThe idea that living a good life depends on understanding both how the world and human's reasoning work is severely underreprese

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    How tobe a Stoic [Pdf/E–book] Massimo Pigliucci ã 2 Read My interview with Massimo about the book is at 3AM Mag here

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    Review How tobe a Stoic Massimo Pigliucci ã 2 Read Free download Ï PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ã Massimo Pigliucci 37 starsIt is uite a good book but with the same breath I want to say it better be after borrowing so much from its predecessors I enj

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    How tobe a Stoic [Pdf/E–book] 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 impacted my enjoyment I honestly found the narrator a bit boring Like he detracted from the workThat said there are plenty of interesting insights and things to p

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    Review How tobe a Stoic How tobe a Stoic [Pdf/E–book] The philosophy was interesting as was the style of writing philosophy articulation via discourse I enjoyed learning about the core concepts of Stoicism and will explore them in my personal life However the religious overtones of ma

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    How tobe a Stoic [Pdf/E–book] This book may help you live the good life or it might get you started on reading philosophy or both

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