The Pocket Stoic


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University of Chicago Press
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4.5 X 6.1 X 0.7 inches | 0.35 pounds

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About the Author

John Sellars is a lecturer in philosophy at Royal Holloway, University of London, a visiting research fellow at King's College London, and a member of Wolfson College, Oxford. He is the author of The Art of Living: The Stoics on the Nature and Function of Philosophy, Stoicism, and Hellenistic Philosophy. He is one of the founding members of Modern Stoicism, the group behind Stoic Week and Stoicon.


"Sellars's book is an excellent starting point for anyone interested in experimenting with this approach to life."-- "Five Books"
"Expertly and vividly Sellars presents lessons in Stoicism that are strikingly relevant to modern life. From the great Roman Stoic authors, he distills teaching on managing emotions, dealing with adversity, facing death, and making the best use of every hour and situation. This is a book that excellently shows why Stoicism is the philosophy for our time. I recommend it with enthusiasm."
--A. A. Long, author of Epictetus: How to be Free "Five Books"
"Sellars gives an enlightening explanation of how Stoic philosophy can help us in our lives. It can put us in control of our feelings, help us in adversity, and guide us in our relationships with others. Sellars is ideally placed to offer these lessons in Stoicism as a teacher, scholar, and founding member of the group that teaches living like a Stoic for a week."
--Richard Sorabji, author of Moral Conscience through the Ages: Fifth Century BC to the Present "Five Books"
"Excellent. . . . Sellars gives a lucid, easy-to-follow account of what Stoicism as a way of life amounts to and how you might start to put it into practice. . . . To cover so much ground without merely skimming the surface requires real skill as a writer." --Nigel Warburton, author of A Little History of Philosophy "Five Books"