Stoic moral philosophies
Read Online

Stoic moral philosophies their counsel for today by Ben Kimpel

  • 276 Want to read
  • ·
  • 15 Currently reading

Published by Philosophical Library in New York, N.Y .
Written in English


  • Stoics.,
  • Ethics.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementBen Kimpel.
LC ClassificationsB528 .K56 1985
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 329 p. ;
Number of Pages329
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2852510M
ISBN 100802224725
LC Control Number84014894

Download Stoic moral philosophies


On the surface, stoicism and emotion seem like contradictory terms. Yet the Stoic philosophers of ancient Greece and Rome were deeply interested in the emotions, which they understood as complex judgments about what we regard as valuable in our surroundings. Stoicism and Emotion shows that they did not simply advocate an across-the-board suppression of feeling, as stoicism implies in today’s. To counter the daily anxieties, stress, and emotional swings caused by the barrage of stimuli that plagues modern life, many people have been finding unexpected solace in a philosophy from a very different and distant time: Stoicism. Today, more than , people are members of online communities for modern Stoics, and there are annual conferences, meet-ups, and workshops for those aspiring. The first books to read are the books about the general principles of Stoicism. There are quite a few out there. Then, when you are familiar with the simple, basic principles of Stoicism, this book fits in beautifully as does The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius. As a philosophy of life, Stoicism /5(). The Stoic Challenge book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. "This is why no one likes moral philosophy professors." This is a quick read and a reminder that "it could always be worse." I enjoy philosophy books that help you apply the thinking to life, and this does just that, however, it is easy to espouse /5().

  Trained in stoic philosophy, Marcus stopped almost every night to practice a series of spiritual exercises—reminders designed to make him humble, patient, empathetic, generous, and strong in the face of whatever he was dealing with. Well, now we have this book. It is imminently readable and perfectly accessible. After my first book, How to Be a Stoic, I co-wrote with Gregory Lopez A Handbook for New Stoics (UK title: Live Like a Stoic), which is a rather unique entry in the modern canon. It presents 52 exercises for practising Stoicism, from which people can sample in order to tailor their practice to their specific needs. Basic premises of stoic moral philosophies --III. Stoics' philosophy of selfhood --IV. Character as the moral end --V. Exemplifications of stoic ideals --VI. Dualities or contrasts are basic to stoic morality --VII. Unsocial and social aspects of stoicism --VIII. Moral enlightenment as an ideal --IX. Stoics' reflecting on death --X. The ordered. The Little Book of StoicismTimeless Wisdom to Gain Resilience, Confidence, and Calmness“How long are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself?”– Epictetus, Stoic philosopherWhere can you find joy? Gain strength? How should we face our fears? Deal with the death of a loved one? And what about those reoccurring depressing thoughts?While traditional schooling doesn’t.

  Philosophy books Lessons in Stoicism by John Sellars review – what ancient philosophers teach us about how to live Epictetus was a former slave who taught Stoic philosophy . Later, in his book Meditations, a book on Stoicism, Emperor Marcus Aurelius acknowledged his debt to Epictetus for the wisdom he gained from studying his eight volumes as a youth. (Rusticus had some copies Arrian left him and gave one to his student, young Aurelius.   The Stoics were a group of ancient Greek and Roman philosophers who followed a realistic but morally idealistic way of living. The philosophy of life was developed by Hellenistic Greeks about BCE and was eagerly embraced by the Romans.   Stoic principles allow this common ground of practical ethics, moral character, and striving to reach one’s potential by living in accordance to the Logos, however one defines it; for the early.