[How tobe a Stoic] PDF/EBOOK
Chokengtitiktitikchokengs the whole Epictetus as a guidefriend "does not work IMHO and feels uite artificial It would have to be integrated into the whole "not work IMHO and feels uite artificial It would have to be integrated into the whole and not just into some fragments here and there My interview with Massimo about the book is at 3AM Mag here I hadn t read about stoicism before yet it puts so well in words many of my life philosophies and practices Especially those hard for me to xplain Like being ready to lose anything or anyone and caring about
them at the same time Or that I don t have to Sadly at the same time Or that I don t have to Sadly wasn t what I d hoped it d be But it s also not a bad book Lately I ve become interested in Stoicism As a philosophy student and later grad student I ve always steered away of the classics and the Greeks as far as that s possible honestly I can t remember reading anything So B. It else besides Plato s Republic When it comes tothics I ve mostly been into modern anglo heavy Cabaret ethics a la Conseuentalism and Utilitarianism So when a few months ago I stumbled upon an article about Stoicism and realized it sounded a lot like things I d learnt in Cognitive behavioral th It s taken me a long time to write this review as I hoped to be able to impart some of my ownxperiencesconclusions about ideas and methods contained within the book But what i ve learned is that while I appreciate the features of Stoicism i m so far away from being Stoic that I might as well be an advertisement for how not to do it The m Men who made these discoveries before us are not our masters bur our guides Truth lies open for all it has not yet been monopolized Seneca uoted in Pigliucci s How to Be a StoicFor me the book was a bit too superficial on Stoicism and focused too much on the author s personal journey In some ways this book reminds me a bit of Robert Wright s Why Buddhism is True The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment EXCEPT I think Wright s analysis and wrting were both better It makes me sad because I wanted so much to like this book My personal philosophy of life seems to swing a bit between the Stoicism of Marcus Aurelius and the Epicureanism of Lucretius So perhaps I m a Stoic and work and an Epicurean at home Or maybe I m a Stoic during the day and an Epicurean at night Anyway perhaps the book missed its target with me because I wanted a deeper dive into Stoicism but paired with a deeper dive into the conflicts between Stocism and Modernity My final major critiue is while I njoyed the major structureorganization of the book He divides the book into four sections The first three are the three disciplines of stoicism 1 Desire 2 Action and 3 Assent In the final and fourth section of the book Pigliucci gives us a dozen selected spiritual xcercises to get the reader started on their way to becoming a good student of Stoicism and as good a person as the reader can be My problem lies in the awkward path Pigliucci uses He choses Epicetetus to be his Virgil ok I m game but then literally pretends to be having conversations mid narrative with Epicetetusit was at this point during our conversation that I realized what Epicetetus was telling me had countless applications in my own life In theory I get what Pigliucci was trying to do but it came off awkward and a bit forced and kind of silly At least I m positive that the three stars aren t going to cause Pigliucci any pain He s a Stoic He s got the tools to survive my three starslight One fascinating conflict would be Bill Clinton s well known love of Marcus Aurelius Meditat. Philosopher Massimo Pigliucci offers Stoicism the ancient philosophy that inspired the great mperor 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 .
This book may help you live the good life or it might get you started on reading philosophy or both The philosophy was interesting as was the style of writing philosophy articulation via discourse I njoyed learning about the core concepts of Stoicism and will xplore them in my personal life However the religious overtones of many of the stories shared in the book the faith like fervor of it was a little off putting for me So almost all of "my reviews are actually of audiobooks but this one I wanted "reviews are actually of audiobooks but this one I wanted make sure I chose the audiobook dition because I think things specific to the audiobook impacted my En plein coeur enjoyment I honestly found the narrator a bit boring Like he detracted from the workThat said there are plenty of interesting insights and things to ponder in here It s not bad But it definitely did not speak to me as much as I hoped No real revelations here 37 starsIt is uite a good book but with the same breath I want to say it better be after borrowing so much from its predecessors Injoyed particularly the illustrating stories from author s life although they did not match A Guide to the Good Life The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy and from lives of modern day Stoics In terms of clarity of thinking and ability to move beyond just repeating the wisdom of the ancients the book definitely lacked compared to A New Stoicism At last in terms of practice the provided suggestions I am not going to call it descriptions considering how relatively brief it was cannot compare to Donald J Robertson s books Overall I can see why Massimo wrote the book it is obviously deeply personal to him although I am not sure whether he managed to communicate this aspect The Bookshop on the Shore enough and teaching others about things he cares about is simply what he does but I am not sure how much value there is in it for someone who is already familiar with the three authors I mentioned abovespecially considering the price What I would love to see less of all the Dance Real Slow endless uotes of the ancients what is up with that I mean sure they are the source of inspiration but Stoicism is not a religious movement that needs to persuadeveryone that sayings of some very old texts have direct implications for modern lives Hasn t there been
a bit of development terms of The Art of Memoir ethics psychologytc Aren t there better ways to tell the intellectual journey Why is it so important to make the impression that some long lost ancient wisdom is being revealedWhat I would love to see much of integration with current virtue The Day Christ Was Born: The True Account of the First 24 Hours of Jesus's Life ethics integration with current thinking about human condition integration with current psychology and not just with superficial understanding of very narrowly cognitivist research There is a lot of relevant sources such as narrative identity research mindfulness researchtc tc integration with phenomenological approaches a large proportion of the book is trying to deal with irrational motions coping with difficult situations andUite A Bit Of Development
WITH BIASES I AM SORRY BUTbiases I am sorry but outside view approach does not cut it Experiences of anger irritation stress have a very important phenomenological component that s actually the one most people care about and related self knowledge is ssential in any long term ffective intervention The fact that the relevant knowledge does not meet the same rigorous standards as PostgreSQL Server Programming - Second Edition eg cognitive research does not mean that it should be ignored and thatvery practicing Stoic has to start from zero I mean it seems rational to use this knowledge rather than just personal anecdotes. In the tradition of How to Live and How Proust Can Change Your Life a philosopher asks how ancient Stoicism can help us flourish todayWhenever we worry about what to Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography eat how to love or simply how to be happy we are worrying about how to lead a good life No goal islusive In How to Be a Stoic.