Lessons in Stoicism

Lessons in Stoicism: What Ancient Philosophers Teach Us about How to Live

Philosophy , Spirituality & Beliefs
Paperback Published on: 01/10/2020
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'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' Nigel Warburton

How can Stoicism inspire us to lead more enjoyable lives?

In the past few years, Stoicism has been making a comeback. But what exactly did the Stoics believe? In Lessons in Stoicism, philosopher John Sellars weaves together the key ideas of the three great Roman Stoics -- Seneca, Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius -- with snapshots of their fascinating lives, to show us how their ideas can help us today.

In vivid prose, Sellars shows how the works of these three Stoics have inspired readers ever since, speaking as they do to some of the perennial issues that face anyone trying to navigate their way through life. Their works, fundamentally, are about how to live -- how to understand one's place in the world, how to cope when things don't go well, how to manage one's emotions and how to behave towards others.

Consoling and inspiring, Lessons in Stoicism is a deeply thoughtful guide to the philosophy of a good life.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141990040
  • Number of pages: 96
  • Weight: 90g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 7 mm

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Lessons in Stoicism
Enjoyable and informative
I really enjoyed it as a brief introduction to the subject and history.
Asa Winder
Lessons in Stoicism
Fantastically concise!
A simple read but is brilliant in explaining how we can apply this ancient philosophy to our lives.
Callum Carty
Lessons in Stoicism
A great book to get started into stoicism
I’ve already read Meditations by Marcus Aurelius and found it to be one of the best books I’ve read and was hooked on stoicism since then. I picked this bo... READ MORE