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Author Irvine, William Braxton, 1952-

Title A guide to the good life : the ancient art of Stoic joy / William B. Irvine.

Publication Info. New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  171.2 IRV    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  171.2 IRV    DUE 10-08-19
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Description xii, 314 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [297]-300) and index.
Contents Part 1. The rise of stoicism: Philosophy takes an interest in life -- The first stoics -- Roman stoicism -- Part 2. Stoic psychological techniques: Negative visualization: what's the worst that can happen? -- The dichotomy of control: on becoming invincible -- Fatalism: letting go of the past...and the present -- Self-denial: on dealing with the dark side of pleasure -- Meditation: watching ourselves practice stoicism -- Part 3. Stoic advice: Duty: on loving mankind -- Social relationships: on dealing with other people -- Insults: on putting up with put-downs -- Grief: on vanquishing tears with reason -- Anger: on overcoming anti-joy -- Personal values: on luxurious living -- Exile: on surviving a change of place -- Old age: on being banished to a nursing home -- Dying: on a good end to a good life -- On becoming stoic: start now and prepare to be mocked -- Part 4. Stoicism for modern lives: The decline of stoicism -- Stoicism reconsidered -- practicing stoicism.
Subject Stoics.
ISBN 9780195374612 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0195374614 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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