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A Guide to the Good Life

The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy

By William B. Irvine
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A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy by William B. Irvine

What's most important to you? What goals are worth pursuing? A Guide to the Good Life (2009) tackles these pivotal questions, guiding the reader through the ancient Stoic philosophy of life and offering advice on how to practice it in a modern world. Focused on the goals of virtue and tranquility, this book shows us how to find joy in our lives.

  • Philosophy students
  • Those who are seeking to curb their negative emotions
  • Anyone wanting a simpler and more tranquil life

William B. Irvine is a professor of philosophy at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He is also the author of On Desire: Why We Want What We Want and A Slap in the Face: Why Insults Hurt – and Why They Shouldn’t.


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