Der tägliche Stoiker

366 nachdenkliche Betrachtungen über Weisheit, Beharrlichkeit und Lebensstil
Author: Ryan Holiday,Stephen Hanselman
Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag
ISBN: 3960920717
Category: Self-Help
Page: 432
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Wie findet man das wahre Glück? Wie lässt sich Erfolg wirklich bemessen? Und wie geht man mit den Herausforderungen des Alltags wie Wut, Trauer und der Frage nach dem Sinn des Ganzen um? Was große Geister wie George Washington, Friedrich der Große, Weltklassesportler oder Top-Performer längst für sich entdeckt haben, liegt mit "Der tägliche Stoiker" erstmals gesammelt vor. New York Times-Bestsellerautor Ryan Holiday und Stephen Hanselman haben das Wissen der Stoiker in 366 zeitlose Lektionen verpackt und zeigen, dass die Philosophie des Stoizismus nicht nur zeitlos, sondern gerade für unsere hektische und unsichere Zeit ein Segen ist. Weisheit, Mut, Gerechtigkeitssinn und Selbstbeherrschung sowie Gelassenheit lassen sich erlernen und helfen uns, in der zunehmenden Komplexität unserer Welt zu bestehen. Die uralten Weisheiten der Stoiker, gesammelt und kommentiert, unterstützen bei diesen alltäglichen Herausforderungen.

Stoic Warriors

The Ancient Philosophy behind the Military Mind
Author: Nancy Sherman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199760411
Category: Philosophy
Page: 256
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Stoic Warriors explores the relationship between soldiers and Stoic philosophy, exploring what Stoicism actually is, the role it plays in the character of the military (both ancient and modern), and its powerful value as a philosophy of life. Marshalling anecdotes from military history--ranging from ancient Greek wars to World War II, Vietnam, and Iraq--Sherman illuminates the military mind and uses it as a window on the virtues of the Stoic philosophy. Indeed this is a perceptive investigation of what makes Stoicism so compelling not only as a guiding principle for the military, but as a philosophy for anyone facing the hardships of life.

Stoicism


Author: John Sellars
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317493915
Category: History
Page: 224
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This is the first introduction to Stoic philosophy for 30 years. Aimed at readers new to Stoicism and to ancient philosophy, it outlines the central philosophical ideas of Stoicism and introduces the reader to the different ancient authors and sources that they will encounter when exploring Stoicism. The range of sources that are drawn upon in the reconstruction of Stoic philosophy can be bewildering for the beginner. Sellars guides the reader through the surviving works of the late Stoic authors, Seneca and Epictetus, and the fragments relating to the early Stoics found in authors such as Plutarch and Stobaeus. The opening chapter offers an introduction to the ancient Stoics, their works, and other ancient authors who report material about ancient Stoic philosophy. The second chapter considers how the Stoics themselves conceived philosophy and how they structured their own philosophical system. Chapters 3-5 offer accounts of Stoic philosophical doctrines arranged according to the Stoic division of philosophical discourse into three parts: logic, physics, and ethics. The final chapter considers the later impact of Stoicism on Western philosophy. At the end of the volume there is a detailed guide to further reading.

Stoizismus heute


Author: Patrick Ussher
Publisher: Babelcube Inc.
ISBN: 1507109784
Category: Self-Help
Page: 156
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Von stoischer Ethik zu Emotionen, von stoischen Bürgermeistern und Achtsamkeit zu praktischer Philosophie, Elternschaft, Psychotherapie und Gefängnissen, von Star Trek und Sokrates zu stoischen Rechtsanwälten, Literatur und dem Leben im Allgemeinen, dieses Buch vereint eine umfassende Sammlung von Reflexionen zu Möglichkeiten der stoischen Lebensweise in der heutigen Zeit. Sie finden Ratschläge zur Bewältigung von Widrigkeiten, Reflexionen zum Glück und guten Leben und eindrucksvolle persönliche Zeugnisse der Umsetzung des Stoizismus in die Praxis. Sie lesen aber auch über die Zusammenhänge zwischen Stoizismus und Psychotherapie, Stoizismus und Achtsamkeitsmeditation und die unerwarteten Orte, an denen der Stoizismus in der modernen Kultur erscheinen kann. Dieses Buch ist sowohl für Akademiker als auch Nicht-Akademiker von Interesse und stellt die vielfältigen Möglichkeiten dar, wie die 2.300 Jahre alte Philosophie als Lebensstil für die Anliegen und Bedürfnisse der heutigen Zeit relevant bleibt.

Handbüchlein der Moral


Author: Epiktet
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 394592443X
Category: Education
Page: 80
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Das "Handbüchlein" ist das bekannteste und einflussreichste Kompendium der praktischen Lebensweisheit des berühmten Philosophen Epiktet. Zusammengestellt und herausgegeben von seinem bedeutendsten Schüler, dem römischen Historiker und Staatsmann Arrianus, dient es seit zwei Jahrtausenden allen nach Weisheit und Persönlichkeitsbildung Strebenden als treues Vademecum. Ohne den Leser mit theoretischem Ballast zu ermüden, vermittelt es die lebensethischen Maximen und im besten Sinne des Wortes humanen Lehren Epiktets unumständlich, einfach, kompakt. Das "Handbüchlein" zählt neben den Werken Senecas und den "Selbstbetrachtungen" Marc Aurels noch heute zu den populärsten Werken der antiken Lebensphilosophie.

The Routledge Handbook of the Stoic Tradition


Author: John Sellars
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317675827
Category: Philosophy
Page: 408
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The ancient philosophy of stoicism has been a crucial and formative influence on the development of Western thought since its inception through to the present day. It is not only an important area of study in philosophy and classics, but also in theology and literature. The Routledge Handbook of the Stoic Tradition is the first volume of its kind, and an outstanding guide and reference source to the nature and continuing significance of stoicism. Comprising twenty-six chapters by a team of international contributors and organised chronologically, the Handbook is divided into four parts: Antiquity and the Middle Ages, including stoicism in Rome; stoicism in early Christianity; the Platonic response to stoicism; and stoic influences in the late Middle Ages Renaissance and Reformation, addressing the impact of stoicism on the Italian Renaissance, Reformation thought, and early modern English literature including Shakespeare Early Modern Europe, including stoicism and early modern French thought; the stoic influence on Spinoza and Leibniz; stoicism and the French and Scottish Enlightenment; and Kant and stoic ethics The Modern World, including stoicism in nineteenth century German philosophy; stoicism in Victorian culture; stoicism in America; stoic themes in contemporary Anglo-American ethics; and the stoic influence on modern psychotherapy. An invaluable resource for anyone interested in the philosophical history and impact of stoic thought, The Routledge Handbook of the Stoic Tradition is essential reading for all students and researchers working on the subject.

A Guide to the Good Life

The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy
Author: William B. Irvine
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199792627
Category: Psychology
Page: 336
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One of the great fears many of us face is that despite all our effort and striving, we will discover at the end that we have wasted our life. In A Guide to the Good Life, William B. Irvine plumbs the wisdom of Stoic philosophy, one of the most popular and successful schools of thought in ancient Rome, and shows how its insight and advice are still remarkably applicable to modern lives. In A Guide to the Good Life, Irvine offers a refreshing presentation of Stoicism, showing how this ancient philosophy can still direct us toward a better life. Using the psychological insights and the practical techniques of the Stoics, Irvine offers a roadmap for anyone seeking to avoid the feelings of chronic dissatisfaction that plague so many of us. Irvine looks at various Stoic techniques for attaining tranquility and shows how to put these techniques to work in our own life. As he does so, he describes his own experiences practicing Stoicism and offers valuable first-hand advice for anyone wishing to live better by following in the footsteps of these ancient philosophers. Readers learn how to minimize worry, how to let go of the past and focus our efforts on the things we can control, and how to deal with insults, grief, old age, and the distracting temptations of fame and fortune. We learn from Marcus Aurelius the importance of prizing only things of true value, and from Epictetus we learn how to be more content with what we have. Finally, A Guide to the Good Life shows readers how to become thoughtful observers of their own lives. If we watch ourselves as we go about our daily business and later reflect on what we saw, we can better identify the sources of distress and eventually avoid that pain in our life. By doing this, the Stoics thought, we can hope to attain a truly joyful life.

Philosophie fürs Leben

... und für andere gefährliche Situationen
Author: Jules Evans
Publisher: Lotos
ISBN: 3641090121
Category: Philosophy
Page: 400
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Mit Sokrates und Co. auf Entdeckungsreise zu sich selbst Philosophie muss keine verstaubte Wissenschaft sein, die verschrobene Exzentriker in ihrem Elfenbeinturm praktizieren! Sie kann vielmehr zur unerschöpflichen Quelle der Inspiration werden, um die Herausforderungen des Lebens zu meistern. So haben es uns die großen Philosophen der Antike eindrucksvoll vor Augen geführt. Ob Sokrates, Aristoteles oder Diogenes – jeder von ihnen steht für einen nachvollziehbaren und gangbaren Weg, wie der Mensch zu sich selbst finden, ein erfülltes Leben führen und in Einklang mit anderen Menschen leben kann. Die Essenz ihrer Lehren ist auch für das moderne Leben richtungweisend. Um dies zu verdeutlichen, bettet Jules Evans seine Darstellung in reale Geschichten heutiger Menschen ein: Menschen, die mithilfe der Philosophie selbst schwierigste Situationen mit Mut und Würde bestanden. Dieses Buch bietet Philosophie für die Straße, den Arbeitsplatz, für Freundschaft, Liebe – eine Philosophie für Jung und Alt.

Die Weisheit der Stoiker

Ein philosophischer Leitfaden für stürmische Zeiten
Author: Massimo Pigliucci
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492978126
Category: Philosophy
Page: 288
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Neid, Gier, Eifersucht oder Trauer – der Stoff aus dem Tragödien sind. Seit jeher übernehmen diese negativen Gefühle die Kontrolle über die Menschheit und verstellen den Blick auf das Wesentliche. Die Philosophie des Stoizismus erkannte bereits 400 vor Christus, welche Kraft ein Leben ohne zerstörerische Emotionen entfalten kann. Nicht Perfektion sollte demnach das Ziel unseres Strebens sein, sondern die Handlungsfähigkeit des Menschen. Philosoph Massimo Pigliucci entdeckt diese antike Kunst der Gelassenheit für unsere Zeit neu, indem er lehrt, wie sich durch Achtsamkeit im Hier und Jetzt auch die Zukunft positiv gestalten lässt.

How to Be a Stoic

Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life
Author: Massimo Pigliucci
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0465097960
Category: Philosophy
Page: 288
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In the tradition of How to Live and How Proust Can Change Your Life, a philosopher asks how ancient Stoicism can help us flourish today Whenever we worry about what to eat, how to love, or simply how to be happy, we are worrying about how to lead a good life. No goal is more elusive. In How to Be a Stoic, philosopher Massimo Pigliucci offers Stoicism, the ancient philosophy that inspired the great emperor Marcus Aurelius, as the best way to attain it. Stoicism is a pragmatic philosophy that focuses our attention on what is possible and gives us perspective on what is unimportant. By understanding Stoicism, we can learn to answer crucial questions: Should we get married or divorced? How should we handle our money in a world nearly destroyed by a financial crisis? How can we survive great personal tragedy? Whoever we are, Stoicism has something for us--and How to Be a Stoic is the essential guide.

Stoic Ethics

Epictetus and Happiness as Freedom
Author: William O. Stephens
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441170456
Category: Philosophy
Page: 208
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Soon after Aristotle's death, several schools of ancient philosophy arose, each addressing the practical question of how to live a good, happy life. The two biggest rivals, Stoicism and Epicureanism, came to dominate the philosophical landscape for the next 500 years. Epicureans advised pursuing pleasure to be happy, and Stoics held that true happiness could only be achieved by living according to nature, which required accepting what happens and fulfilling one's roles. Stoicism, more than Epicureanism, attracted followers from many different walks of life: slaves, laborers, statesmen, intellectuals, and an emperor. The lasting impact of these philosophies is seen from the fact that even today 'Stoic' and 'Epicurean' are household words. Although very little of the writings of the early Stoics survive, our knowledge of Stoicism comes largely from a few later Stoics. In this unique book, William O. Stephens explores the moral philosophy of Epictetus, a former Roman slave and dynamic Stoic teacher whose teachings are the most compelling defense of ancient Stoicism that exists. Epictetus' philosophy dramatically captures the spirit of Stoicism by examining and remedying our greatest human disappointments, such as the death of a loved one. Stephens shows how, for Epictetus, happiness results from focusing our concern on what is up to us while not worrying about what is beyond our control. He concludes that the strength of Epictetus' thought lies in his conception of happiness as freedom from fear, worry, grief, and dependence upon luck.

Das Buch vom geglückten Leben


Author: N.A
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406703100
Category: Philosophy
Page: 80
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In seinem Handbüchlein weist Epiktet einen zeitlos modernen Weg, sich von jenen zweifelhaften Werten und Überzeugungen freizumachen, die den Menschen versklaven. Wer sich unter Epiktets Anleitung wahre innere Freiheit erwirbt, den wird nichts und niemand mehr hindern können, glücklich und zufrieden zu leben. Es ist nicht erstaunlich, dass Epiktets praxisorientierte Philosophie in einer unsicheren Zeit entstand. Philosophie wird zum Mittel der Krisenbewältigung, zur Lebenshilfe, zu einem höchstes irdisches Glück verheißenden Religionsersatz.

Stoicism

A Friendly Beginners Guide to the Ancient Philosophy of Stoicism
Author: Jordan Jacobs
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781508970897
Category:
Page: 56
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Stoicism for Beginners: Taking up philosophy for a happy life BONUS - Get Your Free 10,000 Word Report on the Top 12 Superfoods A Friendly Beginners Guide To The Ancient Philosophy Of Stoicism Are you having frequent bouts of anxiety or depression? Do all modern therapeutic methods seem useless? Why not try Stoicism? Stoicism is an ancient Greek philosophy that has been hailed as a saviour of humanity. It is a philosophy practiced by ancient Greeks and Romans over 2000 years back and has not lost its appeal in the present century. Such is its power that it is applicable even in present day. Human suffering comes in different forms and the most dangerous is mental suffering. Stoicism has answers to most of our inner fears and anxieties. It can save us from self-destruction and guide us towards happiness unerringly. Greeks of ancient time suggest that the interpretations and beliefs we have influence our emotions. When we change the inaccurate, self-destructive and irrational beliefs, we can be free of emotional sickness. The deep-seated beliefs in us are mostly carried on from our childhood. Hence, they have become habitual. To get away from the vicious grip of our wrong beliefs, we need a powerful force like stoicism. The general opinion on stoicism that you would have heard so far would not paint a pretty picture for you. And you may read this with disbelief. However, the truth is stoicism has such deep and insightful truths that you will be surprised at how effectively you can set your mind free and attain happiness in your life. This ebook is for the beginner who has not yet had a glimpse of what real stoicism is. It takes you on a memorable philosophical journey that will bring about a revolutionary change in how you view yourself and those around you. You are sure to feel lighter, happier and liberated, when you grasp the nuances of what stoicism is at its core and become a true follower. While you may find this incredible and overly optimistic, when you read the book, you will come to know the power you have within you. Being helpless and paranoid will be just a thing of the past, after you delve into stoicism and start being a stoic. What you will learn after purchasing -Stoicism- -Awakening the stoic in you -Key Principles of Stoicism -Stoicism: A deeper insight -Stoicism in present day -Wielding Mind control -Stoicism for leadership -Embracing stoicism -What stoicism constitutes and how it compares -Why Stoicism is relevant now -Becoming stronger with Stoicism -Invincible stoicism -Living life as a stoic would do -Stoicism in psychotherapy -Stoicism as seen by Seneca Want to Know More? Download Your Copy Right Now! Just Scroll to the top of the page and select the Buy Button. -----

Ancient Philosophy and Everyday Life


Author: Trevor Curnow
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443806730
Category: Philosophy
Page: 104
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Ancient Philosophy and Everyday Life is an introduction to Cynicism, Stoicism, Epicureanism and Scepticism. After a general account of the nature of ancient philosophy, it looks at each of these four particular schools in turn, outlining their histories and their doctrines. Special attention is paid to how these philosophies formed the bases for distinctive ways of life in antiquity. It is shown how their founders not only articulated the fundamental ideas of their schools but also embodied them in their own lives. Some of the more colourful characters of ancient philosophy appear here, including Diogenes of Sinope who lived in a wine barrel and Peregrinus Proteus who died by climbing onto his own funeral pyre at the Olympic Games. Consideration is also given to whether it would be possible to live like an authentic Cynic, Stoic, Epicurean or Sceptic today and if so, how. The ideas of the schools are clearly explained with a minimum of technical jargon, making this an ideal introduction for anyone with an interest in the subject.

Stoicism, Enkrasia and Happiness

How Stoic philosophy can bring happiness
Author: John L. Bowman
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462013368
Category: Philosophy
Page: 136
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This book is about the philosophy of Stoicism and how it can help people achieve greater personal happiness. There are many ways of living and thinking that lead to unhappiness. These ways are paradigms for unhappiness that can cause people to pursue false gods. Some struggle trying to make reality adjust to them rather than adjusting themselves to reality; some invest their happiness in capricious passion that is never fully satisfied; others spend their lives desiring that which they don’t need; and many live their lives in ignorance, unaware of why they do what they do, and fearing that which they do not understand. The ancient philosophy of Stoicism is a way to penetrate these paradigmatic sources of unhappiness. Stoicism was the ancient philosophy of Cicero (106 BC-43 BC), Seneca (4 BC-65 AD), Epictetus (c. AD 50-138), and Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD). It is a philosophy whose principle objective is to bring human happiness, or tranquility of the mind. It is a philosophy that, according to Seneca, helps those facing death, the poor, those whose lives have been ruined, and those who are suffering. Its fundamental principles are that the world is as we make it and that we have the ability to make our worlds better through our own will-power. The Stoics believed that nature has given us the tools to achieve happiness, and all we have to do is use them.

Gender and Sexuality in Stoic Philosophy


Author: Malin Grahn-Wilder
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331953694X
Category: Social Science
Page: 307
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This book investigates the Ancient Stoic thinkers’ views on gender and sexuality. A detailed scrutiny of metaphysics, ethics and political philosophy reveals that the Stoic philosophers held an exceptionally equal view of men and women’s rational capacities. In its own time, Stoicism was frequently called ‘ the manly school’ of philosophy, but this volume shows that the Stoics would have also transformed many traditional notions of masculinity. Malin Grahn-Wilder compares the earlier philosophies of Plato and Aristotle to show that the Stoic position often stands out within Ancient philosophy as an exceptionally bold defense of women’s possibilities to achieve the highest form of wisdom and happiness. The work argues that the Stoic metaphysical notion of human being is based on strikingly egalitarian premises, and opens new perspectives to Stoic philosophy on the whole.