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The Resource A guide to the good life : the ancient art of Stoic joy, William B. Irvine

A guide to the good life : the ancient art of Stoic joy, William B. Irvine

Label
A guide to the good life : the ancient art of Stoic joy
Title
A guide to the good life
Title remainder
the ancient art of Stoic joy
Statement of responsibility
William B. Irvine
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 road map for anyone seeking to avoid the feelings of chronic dissatisfaction that plague so many of us. Irvine looks at various Stoic techniques for attaining tranquility and shows how to put these techniques to work in our own life. As he does so, he describes his own experiences practicing Stoicism and offers valuable firsthand advice for anyone wishing to live better by following in the footsteps of these ancient philosophers. We learn how to minimize worry, how to let go of the past and focus on the things we can control, and how to deal with insults, grief, old age, and the distracting temptations of fame and fortune. We learn from Marcus Aurelius the importance of prizing only things of true value, and from Epictetus we learn how to be more content with what we have." "Finally, A Guide to the Good Life shows us how to become thoughtful observers of our own lives. If we watch ourselves as we go about our daily business and later reflect on what we saw, we can better identify the sources of distress and eventually avoid that pain. By doing this, the Stoics thought, we can hope to attain a truly joyful life."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Irvine, William Braxton
Dewey number
171/.2
Index
index present
LC call number
B528
LC item number
.I78 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stoics
  • Stoics
  • Freude
  • Lust
  • Philosophie
  • Stoizismus
  • Stoa
  • Stoa
  • Gutes Leben
  • Lust
  • Stoicismen
  • PHILOSOPHY / History & Surveys / Ancient & Classical
  • RELIGION / Inspirational
Label
A guide to the good life : the ancient art of Stoic joy, William B. Irvine
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0813/2008010563.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 296-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The rise of stoicism -- Stoic psychological techniques -- Stoic advice -- Stoicism for modern lives
Control code
ocn213495186
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
xii, 314 pages
Isbn
9780195374612
Lccn
2008010563
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o213495186
  • (OCoLC)213495186
Label
A guide to the good life : the ancient art of Stoic joy, William B. Irvine
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0813/2008010563.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 296-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The rise of stoicism -- Stoic psychological techniques -- Stoic advice -- Stoicism for modern lives
Control code
ocn213495186
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
xii, 314 pages
Isbn
9780195374612
Lccn
2008010563
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o213495186
  • (OCoLC)213495186

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