How to Be a Stoic Lib/E: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life
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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About the Author
Massimo Pigliucci is the K. D. Irani Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. His most recent book is How to Be a Stoic. Gregory Lopez is the founder of the New York City Stoics Meetup and cofounder of the Stoic Fellowship. Both live in New York City.