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A Guide to Stoicism By St George Stock
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One of the most influential schools of classical philosophy, stoicism emerged in the third century BCE and later grew in popularity through the work of proponents such as Seneca and Epictetus. This... More > informative introductory volume provides an overview and brief history of the stoicism movement.< Less
Stoicism Lite By Epictetus
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The Golden Sayings of Epictetus, with a new Foreword by Dr. Andrea Diem-Lane
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The Golden Sayings of Epictetus, with a new Foreword by Dr. Andrea Diem-Lane
Stoicism: A Practical Guide to the Select Works of Seneca By M. James Ziccardi
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Lucius Annaeus Seneca is widely regarded as one of the most influential and inspirational moral writers within the Stoic tradition, or what many regard as the noble philosophy of pre-Christian Rome.... More > Although the origins of Stoicism predate the works of Seneca by several centuries, it is his writings (along with those of Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius) that have made the virtue-centric doctrines of Stoicism as relevant today as they were when they were first written. In "Stoicism: A Practical Guide to the Select Works of Seneca", M. James Ziccardi presents in an easy to follow format the key passages and principal ideas that are put forward in six of Seneca’s most important works: "On the Shortness of Life", "On Anger", "On the Happy Life", "On Peace of Mind", "On Benefits", and "On Clemency". Portions of this book have been extracted from M. James Ziccardi’s "Roman Stoicism: Words to Live (and Die) By".< Less
Roman Stoicism: Words to Live (and Die) By By M. James Ziccardi
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This book is an assemblage of some of the most insightful and enlightening ideas which have been extracted from the writings of four of the most influential figures in the philosophy of Stoicism: ... More > Seneca, Musonius Rufus, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius. It is hoped that through this amalgamation of Stoic thought the reader will come away with a clear and concise understanding of this most noble of philosophies. Included in the books are the ideas put forward in the following works: Seneca * On The Shortness of Life * On Anger * On The Happy Life * On Peace of Mind Epictetus * The Discourses of Epictetus * The Enchiridion Marcus Aurelius * Meditations As a bonus, an Appendix has been included containing selected beliefs of the stoic philosophers categorized by subject matter (i.e. Pain and Suffering, Anger, etc.). This may assist the reader in comparing and contrasting stoic beliefs between the philosophers more easily.< Less
The Complete Moral Letters of Seneca To Lucilius, in English By L. Annaeus Seneca
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The only complete edition of Seneca's Letters in English. Seneca, through his correspondence with his friend Lucilius, takes us on a progressive journey through the training and development of a... More > Stoic, often using his own life as a template against which to compare the application of Stoic principles, both when he is successful in expressing the Stoic teachings, and when he himself fails to apply them. Complete, the Letters are a course in becoming a Stoic. The Letters are therefore presented here as a whole, all 124 in order. Based on R. Gummere's early 20th c. translation, this edition includes all of the footnotes of the original, and adds an additional introductory essay on Seneca's correspondence by the translator.< Less
Pragmatic Rationalism: An Introduction By Frank Robert Vivelo
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Pragmatic rationalism is a coherent blend of elements from Epicureanism, Stoicism, Empiricism, and Existentialism. It holds that the ultimate goal of life is happiness—individual happiness... More > identified as psychic tranquility or untroubledness—and attempts to pursue that goal in the most practical, efficacious manner possible. Accordingly, it emphasizes investing this pursuit in the only things we each control, our thoughts and feelings, and minimizing desire for and reliance on all things external to us and therefore not under our control, such as wealth and fame. It insists that individuals choose, and therefore are responsible for, all they think and feel. It rejects all emotionalism and belief systems and, instead, relies on induction and probability to guide decision making and behavior. Though an egoistic and hedonistic philosophy from the individual’s perspective, it nevertheless advocates the Golden Rule as the most useful guiding principle in interaction with others.< Less
Philosophical Letters and Essays of Seneca By Seneca
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This book contains a selection of Seneca's letters and essays that have been out of print and thus difficult to find.
Meditations and Handbook: Pocket Edition By Marc Libre
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Enjoy these classics of Stoic philosophy they way they were meant to be read, together for the first time in this pocket-sized printing. The Enchiridion ("Handbook") is a collection the... More > most powerful insights of Stoic philosopher Epictetus (55–135 CE). Compiled by his student Arrian and translated by Elizabeth Carter, the Handbook has endured for generations as a source of resilience and inspiration for readers. Marcus Aurelius's Meditations, a diary of thoughts to himself, contains an unflinching look into the mind of one of Rome's Four Good Emperors. Marcus (121–180 CE) is seen reminding himself of his duty to humanity and his place among the greater cosmos, writing with a passion, depth and clarity seldom seen in the world's leaders. The Meditations earns Marcus a place among the great moral sages of history: Confucius, Buddha, Socrates, and Jesus.< Less
Ethical Fragments By Hierocles
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Little is known about 2nd century Greek Stoic philosopher Hierocles. He was famous for his Elements of Ethics, a book which was thought to be lost until part of it was discovered in a papyrus... More > fragment in 1901. The 300 line fragment discusses self-perception, and argues that all birds, reptiles, and mammals from the moment of birth perceive themselves continuously and that self-perception is both the primary and the most basic faculty of animals. Other surviving excerpts of Hierocles' writings focus on social relationships, marriage, household, and family. The Greek Stoic describes life as a series of concentric circles: the first circle is the human mind, next comes the immediate family, followed by extended family, the local community, neighboring towns, one’s country and finally the entire human race. The discovered papyrus and all other extant fragments have been collected, translated and revised in Ethical Fragments, the most complete single volume of Hierocles’ writings available.< Less