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'In this thought-provoking book, Massimo Pigliucci shares his journey of discovering the power of Stoic practices in a philosophical dialogue with one of Stoicism's greatest teachers.' RYAN HOLIDAY, BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE OBSTACLE IS THE WAY AND THE DAILY STOIC
Who am I?
What am I doing?
How ought I to live my life?
Stoicism teaches us to acknowledge our emotions, reflect on what causes them and redirect them for our own good. Whenever we worry about how to be happy, we are worrying about how to lead a good life. No goal seems more elusive.
Massimo Pigliucci explores this remarkable philosophy and how its wisdom can be applied to our everyday lives in the quest for meaning. He shows how stoicism teaches us the importance of a person’s character, integrity and compassion.
Whoever we are, we can take something away from stoicism and, in How to be a Stoic, with its practical tips and exercises, meditations and mindfulness, he also explains how relevant it is to every part of our modern lives.
Socrates famously said "the unexamined life is not worth living," but what does it mean to truly live philosophically?
This thought-provoking, wide-ranging collection brings together essays by fifteen leading philosophers reflecting on what it means to live according to a philosophy of life. From Eastern philosophies (Daoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism) and classical Western philosophies (such as Aristotelianism and Stoicism), to the four major religions, as well as contemporary philosophies (such as existentialism and effective altruism), each contributor offers a lively, personal account of how they find meaning in the practice of their chosen philosophical tradition.
Together, the pieces in How to Live a Good Life provide not only a beginner's guide to choosing a life philosophy but also a timely portrait of what it means to live an examined life in the twenty-first century.
Actuar con moderación, ver las cosas no solo desde nuestra perspectiva, descubrir aquello que está fuera de nuestro control, desarrollar la empatía, asumir la autocrítica, analizar las causas de nuestra ira e impaciencia… Esto es lo que este extraordinario manual nos permite aprender al aplicar la fi losofía estoica en nuestro día a día.
A través de 52 lecciones, una por semana, el filósofo Massimo Pigliucci y el terapeuta Gregory Lopez nos muestran cómo superar las difi cultades y hallar la tranquilidad en el mundo moderno. Cada capítulo se inicia con un obstáculo cotidiano que da paso a las enseñanzas de Séneca, Musonio Rufo, Epicteto o Marco Aurelio para que, junto con ellas, podamos encontrar la forma más sencilla de solucionar nuestros problemas diarios. Partiendo de los tres grandes objetivos del estoicismo —la Disciplina del Deseo, la Disciplina de la Acción y la Disciplina del Asentimiento—, los autores proponen una serie de ejercicios semanales y cuestionarios con el fi n de llevar un registro de los progresos realizados al incorporar realmente la fi losofía estoica en nuestras vidas.
El estoicismo es una filosofía práctica cuyo mensaje esencial es: no podemos con - trolar lo que nos pasa, pero sí cómo respondemos a ello. Cuando nos hacemos pre - guntas tan corrientes como "¿Qué puedo hacer para controlar mi rabia?", "¿Qué debo hacer si alguien me insulta?", "¿Qué puedo hacer para no sentir temor ante la muerte?", o incluso "¿Cómo debería gestionar los éxitos que obtengo?" lo que en realidad nos estamos preguntando es de qué forma deberíamos vivir nuestra vida para ser más felices. Y no parece una cuestión sencilla de responder… En Cómo ser un estoico, el filósofo Massimo Pigliucci ofrece el estoicismo, la antigua filosofía que inspiró al gran emperador Marco Aurelio, como el mejor camino para conseguirlo. Mediante una conversación entre el mismo Pigliucci y Epicteto, el antiguo esclavo convertido en maestro, y un sinfín de consejos, ejercicios prácti - cos y propuestas de meditación, este libro se convierte en la guía esencial para vivir la vida según las pautas del estoicismo y encontrar las soluciones que esta filosofía práctica puede aportar a nuestros problemas modernos
The answers to our daily worries and anxieties – big or small – lie at the heart of Stoic philosophy. Live Like a Stoic is the essential guide to help us live the good life.
It offers a year-long programme of 52 weekly exercises aimed at mastering an array of real-life troubles. Full of practical lessons and sections for journaling, it provides all the tools needed to overcome any life obstacles we might face.
Massimo Pigliucci and Gregory Lopez have created a unique, personalised Stoic curriculum for a lifetime of practice, showing how relevant this ancient philosophy is to modern life.
Whenever we worry about what to eat, how to love, or simply how to be happy, we are worrying about how to lead a good life. No goal is more elusive. In How to Be a Stoic, philosopher Massimo Pigliucci offers Stoicism, the ancient philosophy that inspired the great emperor 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 Stoicism, we can learn to answer crucial questions: Should we get married or divorced? How should we handle our money in a world nearly destroyed by a financial crisis? How can we survive great personal tragedy? Whoever we are, Stoicism has something for us--and How to Be a Stoic is the essential guide.
'Bursting with practical wisdom and engaging stories ... a Stoicism 2.0 for twenty-first century happiness' Skye Cleary
'A bold, contemporary updating of Stoicism for the present day' John Sellars, author of Lessons in Stoicism
Learn how to survive life's hardships and enjoy its pleasures with the modern stoic mindset.
In this enlightening book, philosopher Massimo Pigliucci offers a thoughtful and modern reinterpretation of Epictetus's 53 lessons for living a good life. Drawing on the ancient wisdom of the Stoics, this is a comforting guide that will help you reclaim the power of your emotional response and let go of the things you can't control.
For more than two thousand years, Stoicism has offered a message of resilience in the face of hardship. Little wonder, then, that it is having such a revival in our own troubled times. But there is no denying how weird it can be: Is it really the case that we shouldn't care about our work, our loved ones, or our own lives? According to the old Stoics, yes.
In A Field Guide to a Happy Life, philosopher Massimo Pigliucci offers a renewed Stoicism that reflects modern science and sensibilities. Pigliucci embraces the joyful bonds of affection, the satisfactions of a job well done, and the grief that attends loss. In his hands, Stoicism isn't about feats of indifference, but about enduring pain without being overwhelmed, while enjoying pleasures without losing our heads. In short, he makes Stoicism into a philosophy all of us -- whether committed Stoics or simply seekers -- can use to live better.
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Sopraffatti dallo stress? Agitati prima di un esame? Sconvolti dalle pene d’amore?
La guida per superare le piccole e grandi difficoltà della vita. Con stoicismo.
Vogliamo dimagrire, ricevere un aumento, essere apprezzati da chi ci sta intorno. Ma spesso – a chi non è capitato? – accade esattamente ciò che non vogliamo che accada, dalle piccole seccature di tutti i giorni ai problemi più gravi. E se invece il segreto della felicità fosse desiderare solo ciò che è sotto il nostro completo controllo? Con questa guida filosofica, Massimo Pigliucci e Gregory Lopez ci insegnano come far fronte allo stress, all’ansia e alle preoccupazioni della nostra vita di oggi rimandando alla pratica e alla saggezza dello stoicismo, l’antica scuola di Seneca e Marco Aurelio. Impareremo così a fare un passo indietro, guardare le cose da una nuova prospettiva e far fruttare ciò che abbiamo, traendo beneficio da ogni situazione per imparare, finalmente, come essere felici.
In this era of fake news and alternative facts, there is more bunk than ever. But why do people believe in it? And what causes them to embrace such pseudoscientific beliefs and practices? In this fully revised second edition, noted skeptic Massimo Pigliucci sets out to separate the fact from the fantasy in an entertaining exploration of the nature of science, the borderlands of fringe science, and—borrowing a famous phrase from philosopher Jeremy Bentham—the nonsense on stilts. Presenting case studies on a number of controversial topics, Pigliucci cuts through the ambiguity surrounding science to look more closely at how science is conducted, how it is disseminated, how it is interpreted, and what it means to our society. The result is in many ways a “taxonomy of bunk” that explores the intersection of science and culture at large.
No one—neither the public intellectuals in the culture wars between defenders and detractors of science nor the believers of pseudoscience themselves—is spared Pigliucci’s incisive analysis in this timely reminder of the need to maintain a line between expertise and assumption. Broad in scope and implication, Nonsense on Stilts is a captivating guide for the intelligent citizen who wishes to make up her own mind while navigating the perilous debates that will shape the future of our planet.
In this wide-ranging collection, contributors ask whether the term scientism in fact (or in belief) captures an interesting and important intellectual stance, and whether it is something that should alarm us. Is scientism a well-developed position about the superiority of science over all other modes of human inquiry? Or is it more a form of excessive confidence, an uncritical attitude of glowing admiration? What, if any, are its dangers? Are fears that science will marginalize the humanities and eradicate the human subject—that it will explain away emotion, free will, consciousness, and the mystery of existence—justified? Does science need to be reined in before it drives out all other disciplines and ways of knowing? Both rigorous and balanced, Science Unlimited? interrogates our use of a term that is now all but ubiquitous in a wide variety of contexts and debates. Bringing together scientists and philosophers, both friends and foes of scientism, it is a conversation long overdue.
Moreover, the demarcation problem is not a purely theoretical dilemma of mere academic interest: it affects parents’ decisions to vaccinate children and governments’ willingness to adopt policies that prevent climate change. Pseudoscience often mimics science, using the superficial language and trappings of actual scientific research to seem more respectable. Even a well-informed public can be taken in by such questionable theories dressed up as science. Pseudoscientific beliefs compete with sound science on the health pages of newspapers for media coverage and in laboratories for research funding. Now more than ever the ability to separate genuine scientific findings from spurious ones is vital, and The Philosophy of Pseudoscience provides ground for philosophers, sociologists, historians, and laypeople to make decisions about what science is or isn’t.