How to Be a Stoic by Massimo Pigliucci audiobook

How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life

By Massimo Pigliucci
Dedication and acknowledgements read by Massimo Pigliucci
Read by Peter Coleman

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6.59 Hours 1
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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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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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Author Bio: Massimo Pigliucci

Author Bio: Massimo Pigliucci

Massimo Pigliucci is the K. D. Irani Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. He holds PhDs in genetics, evolutionary biology, and philosophy. Pigliucci has written for many outlets, including the New York Times, and has written or edited ten books. He lives in New York, New York.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Philosophy
Runtime: 6.59
Audience: Adult
Language: English