Shelley Marcus, Professor, Reference Librarian, Chaffey College
A Guide to the Good Life – The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy
by William B. Irvine. Oxford University Press. 2009.
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In a breezy and often humorous style, philosophy professor William B. Irvine plumbs the wisdom of the ancient Romans to reveal solutions to our modern problems. Dismiss any preconceptions of the word “stoic” you may have, and get ready to experience more joy in life, courtesy of Seneca, Musonius Rufus, Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius.
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Learn the Stoic rules of life including tips on self-awareness; overcoming negative emotions; dealing with insults; avoiding worry; enjoying good fortune without guilt.
Marcus Aurelius shares advice on the importance of prizing only things of true value.
Epictetus gives us valuable insight on how to be more content with what we have.
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