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  • Published: 5 November 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473584181
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 128

The Stoic Guide to a Happy Life

53 Brief Lessons for Living




Lessons on living a good life from the leading philosopher of modern stoicism.

Learn how to survive life's hardships and enjoy its pleasures with the modern stoic mindset.

For more than two thousand years, stoicism has offered a message of resilience in the face of hardship. Stoicism's resonance and influence is still as important today as more of us turn to its wisdom in modern times.

In The Stoic Guide to a Happy Life philosopher Massimo Pigliucci offers a thoughtful, practical reinterpretation of Epictetus' 53 lessons for living a good life from his foundational Handbook. Each lesson offers a simple piece of wisdom to help tackle the challenges of daily life: from transforming the way you relate to colleagues, friends and loved ones to embracing the grief that follows loss.

This enlightening book will help you to reclaim the power of your emotional response and let go of the things you can’t control. It is your essential guide to channelling a happy stoic mindset.

  • Published: 5 November 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473584181
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 128

About the author

Massimo Pigliucci

Massimo Pigliucci is the K.D Irani Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. He has a doctorate in genetics from the University of Ferrar (Italy), a PhD in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Connecticut, and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Tennessee. His research interests include the relationship between science and philosophy and the nature of pseudoscience.

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