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How to Be a Stoic

Ancient Wisdom For Modern Living

By Massimo Pigliucci
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How to Be a Stoic: Ancient Wisdom For Modern Living by Massimo Pigliucci

In How to Be a Stoic (2018), philosopher Massimo Pigliucci explores how the ancient philosophy of Stoicism can guide us toward a good life. He shows how Stoicism can help us focus on what we can change, come to peace with the prospect of death and deal with frustrations and problems in everyday life.

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“This is a must-read for everyone who wishes to understand this intriguing philosophy and how it can help you suffer less. Stoicism is about accepting and embracing the circle of life and creating a better understanding of how we can achieve happiness on a whole new level.”

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  • Anyone interested in philosophy
  • People in search of a better way to live their lives
  • Anyone struggling to come to terms with things beyond their control

Massimo Pigliucci is a professor of philosophy at CUNY-City College. Formerly a professor of ecology and evolution, he is a former co-host of the popular podcast, Rationally Speaking.

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