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The practicing stoic: a philosophical user's manual
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Published:
Boston, Jaffrey, New Hampshire : David R. Godine, Publisher, 2018.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
xxxii, 260 pages ; 24 cm
Status:
Odenton Library - Nonfiction
188 F
Description

"Farnsworth beautifully integrates his own observations with scores of quotations from Epictetus, Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, Montaigne and others. This isn't just a book to read--it's a book to return to, a book that will provide perspective and consolation at times of heartbreak or calamity."-- The Washington Post See more clearly, live more wisely, and bear the burdens of this life with greater ease--here are the greatest insights of the Stoics, in their own words, presented in twelve lessons. Ward Farnsworth systematically presents the heart of Stoic philosophy accompanied by commentary that is clear and concise. In chapters including Emotion , Adversity , Virtue , and What Others Think , here is the most valuable wisdom about living a good life from ages past and now made available for our time.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781567926118, 1567926118
UPC:
14699958, 40028105984

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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
Description
At the school of philosophy founded at Athens by Zeno of Citium the teachers believed that virtue, the highest good, is based on knowledge and reason, and encouraged indifference to the vicissitudes of fortune and to pleasure and pain. Farnsworth integrates his own observations with scores of quotations to provide perspective of the various Stoic philosophers. His organization and commentary makes the meaning and relevance of this ancient philosophy clear for our times.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Farnsworth, W. (2018). The practicing stoic: a philosophical user's manual. Boston, Jaffrey, New Hampshire: David R. Godine, Publisher.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Farnsworth, Ward, 1967-. 2018. The Practicing Stoic: A Philosophical User's Manual. Boston, Jaffrey, New Hampshire: David R. Godine, Publisher.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Farnsworth, Ward, 1967-, The Practicing Stoic: A Philosophical User's Manual. Boston, Jaffrey, New Hampshire: David R. Godine, Publisher, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Farnsworth, Ward. The Practicing Stoic: A Philosophical User's Manual. Boston, Jaffrey, New Hampshire: David R. Godine, Publisher, 2018. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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