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.


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.

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.

The Cambridge Companion to the Stoics

Author: Brad Inwood
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521779852
Category: Philosophy
Page: 438
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Introduction: Stoicism, an intellectual odyssey /Brad Inwood --The school, from Zeno to Arius Didymus /David Sedley --The school in the Roman imperial period /Christopher Gill --Stoic epistemology /R.J. Hankinson --Logic /Susanne Bobzien --Stoic natural philosophy (physics and cosmology) /Michael J. White --Stoic theology /Keimpe Algra --Stoic determinism /Dorothea Frede --Stoic metaphysics /Jacques Brunschwig --Stoic ethics /Malcolm Schofield --Stoic moral psychology /Tad Brennan --Stoicism and medicine /R.J. Hankinson --The stoic contribution to traditional grammar /David Blank and Catherine Atherton --The stoics and the astronomical sciences /Alexander Jones --Stoic naturalism and its critics /T.H. Irwin --Stoicism in the philosophical tradition: Spinoza, Lipsius, Butler /A.A. Long.

Feminism and Ancient Philosophy

Author: Julie K. Ward
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415916028
Category: Philosophy
Page: 295
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An important volume connecting classical studies with feminism, Feminism and Ancient Philosophy provides an even-handed assessment of the ancient philosophers' discussions of women and explains which ancient views can be fruitful for feminist theorizing today. The papers in this anthology range from classical Greek philosophy through the Hellenistic period, with the predominance of essays focusing on topics such as the relation of reason and the emotions, the nature of emotions and desire, and related issues in moral psychology. The volume contains some new, ground-breaking essays on Plato, Aristotle, and the Stoics, as well as previously published pieces by established scholars like Martha Nussbaum and Julia Annas. It promises to be of interest to an interdisciplinary audience including those working in classics, ancient philosophy, and feminist theory.

Hellenistic and Early Modern Philosophy

Author: Jon Miller,Brad Inwood
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139442091
Category: Philosophy
Page: N.A
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Early modern philosophers looked for inspiration to the later ancient thinkers when they rebelled against the dominant Platonic and Aristotelian traditions. The impact of the Hellenistic philosophers (principally the Stoics, Epicureans and Skeptics) on such philosophers as Descartes, Leibniz, Spinoza and Locke was profound and is ripe for reassessment. This collection of essays offers precisely that. Leading historians of philosophy explore the connections between Hellenistic and early modern philosophy in ways that take advantage of new scholarly and philosophical advances. The essays display a challenging range of methods and will be an invaluable point of reference for philosophers, historians of ideas and classicists.

Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy

Author: Professor of Philosophy and Classical Studies Victor Caston,Victor Caston
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 0198836333
Page: 288
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Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy is a volume of original articles on all aspects of ancient philosophy. The articles may be of substantial length, and include critical notices of major books. OSAP is now published twice yearly, in both hardback and paperback. "'Have you seen the latest OSAP?' is what scholars of ancient philosophy say to each other when they meet in corridors or on coffee breaks. Whether you work on Plato or Aristotle, on Presocratics or sophists, on Stoics, Epicureans, or Sceptics, on Roman philosophers or Greek Neoplatonists, you are liable to find OSAP articles now dominant in the bibliography of much serious published work in your particular subject: not safe to miss." - Malcolm Schofield, Cambridge University "OSAP was founded to provide a place for long pieces on major issues in ancient philosophy. In the years since, it has fulfilled this role with great success, over and over again publishing groundbreaking papers on what seemed to be familiar topics and others surveying new ground to break. It represents brilliantly the vigour - and the increasingly broad scope - of scholarship in ancient philosophy, and shows us all how the subject should flourish." - M.M. McCabe, King's College London

Body and Soul in Ancient Philosophy

Author: Gesellschaft für antike Philosophie. Kongress,Dorothea Frede,Burkhard Reis
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110202360
Category: Philosophy
Page: 562
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The problem of body and soul has a long history that can be traced back to the beginnings of Greek culture. The existential question of what happened to the soul at the moment of death, whether and in what form there is life after death, and of the exact relationship between body and soul was answered in different ways in Greek philosophy, from the early days to Late Antiquity. The contributions in this volume not only do justice to the breadth of the topic, they also cover the entire period from the Pre-Socratics to Late Antiquity. Particular attention is paid to Plato, Aristotle and Hellenistic philosophers, that is the Stoics and the Epicureans.

Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 1999

Author: David Sedley
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780198250197
Category: Philosophy
Page: 376
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Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy is an annual volume of original articles on all aspects of ancient philosophy. Aristotle and the Stoics are particularly prominent in this volume.

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.

The Blackwell Guide to Ancient Philosophy

Author: Christopher Shields
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047075656X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 352
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The Blackwell Guide to Ancient Philosophy provides a comprehensive treatment of the principal figures and movements of philosophy from its origins before Socrates, through the towering achievements of Plato and Aristotle, and into its final developments in late antiquity. Provides a comprehensive guide to ancient philosophy from the pre-Socratics to late antiquity. Written by a cast of distinguished philosophers. Covers the pre-Socratics, the sophistic movement, Epicureanism, academic skepticism, stoicism, and the neo-Platonists. Features an index and a comprehensive bibliography of both primary and secondary works.

Outward, Visible Propriety

Stoic Philosophy and Eighteenth-century British Rhetorics
Author: Lois Peters Agnew
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781570037672
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 211
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This is a study in practical applications of Stoic philosophy for a turbulent modern world. In her examination of the 18th century transition from classical to modern perspectives in British rhetorical theory, Agnew argues that his shoft was shaped by resurgent influence of Stoic ethical philosophy.

How to Be a Stoic

Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life
Author: Massimo Pigliucci
Publisher: Basic Books
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.


A Friendly Beginners Guide to the Ancient Philosophy of Stoicism
Author: Jordan Jacobs
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781508970897
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. -----

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.

A Companion to Ancient Philosophy

Author: Mary Louise Gill,Pierre Pellegrin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405188340
Category: Philosophy
Page: 791
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Provides an overview of the history of ancient Greek and Roman philosophy. This volume contains papers, which treat topics in ancient philosophy, such as the problem of sources or the practice of ancient philosophical commentary and also explore the development of various disciplines, including mathematics, logic, grammar, physics, and medicine.

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.