A Guide to the Good Life
by William B Irvine
A Guide to the Good Life (2008) by William Irvine, a philosophy professor at Wright State University, is an excellent and highly readable introduction to the ancient philosophy of Stoicism. Not just for the likes of Marcus Aurelius and Seneca, the book shows how you too can apply Stoic principles in everyday life (when going to the shopping mall etc.), as philosophers explain below:
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