The Stoic Challenge: A Philosopher's Guide to Becoming Tougher, Calmer, and More Resilient

The Stoic Challenge: A Philosopher's Guide to Becoming Tougher, Calmer, and More Resilient cover

“The ultimate mental fitness program” (David Heinemeier Hansson, coauthor of Rework), The Stoic Challenge teaches us how to respond to the challenges of our increasingly unpredictable age.

In this practical, refreshingly optimistic guide, philosopher William B. Irvine explains how centuries-old wisdom can help us better cope with everything from the everyday stresses of modern living to its significant crises. The Stoic Challenge uniquely combines insights from ancient Stoics like Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, and Epictetus with techniques discovered by contemporary psychological research, such as anchoring and framing. The result is Irvine’s surprisingly simple, updated “Stoic test strategy,” which teaches us how to dramatically alter our emotional response to life’s stumbling blocks. Not only can we overcome these obstacles?we can benefit from them, too.

William B. Irvine is professor of philosophy at Wright State University. The author of seven books, including The Stoic Challenge and A Guide to the Good Life, he has also written for the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Salon, Time, and the BBC. He lives in Dayton, Ohio.

ISBN: 9780393541496

ISBN-10: 9780393541496

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Publication Date: 02/23/2021 - 12:00am

On Sale: 02/23/2021 - 12:00am

Pages: 192

Language: English

Categories

Philosophy / Movements

Psychology / Applied Psychology

Self-help / Personal Growth / Success