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Stoicism: A Beginner's Guide to the History & Philosophy of Stoicism

Narrated by: Josh Innerst
Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Philosophy
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Summary

Learn about the history and philosophy of Stoicism - and how to apply its principles to your everyday life.

The ancient philosophy of Stoicism is currently experiencing somewhat of a revival in 21st-century popular culture, mainly because of its rational and logical approach to the challenges of our time. There has been a proliferation of Stoic references in modern movies and fiction, further increasing its popularity among a younger section of society that would normally not be interested in an apparently pure academic pursuit such as the study of philosophy. 

This audiobook will provide you, the prospective student of Stoic philosophy, with a broader understanding of the people and forces that combined to create one of the most enduring and influential philosophies of all time. 

Furthermore, we’ll explore how you can apply Stoic principles to your everyday life - and how this will help you develop your character, stay calm in the face of adversity, and achieve greater success in your life. 

During the course of this audiobook, you will learn about: 

  • The origins of Stoicism
  • Zeno of Citium and the first school of Stoicism
  • Seneca the Younger 
  • Epictetus and the discourses
  • The meditations of Marcus Aurelius 
  • Stoicism’s influence on Roman life and thought
  • Stoic philosophy today
  • Applying Stoic principles to your everyday life
  • And more! 

Begin your journey to Stoic mastery!

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Excellent book for people who enjoy philosophy.

This book will open your eyes and will show a different way of behaving.It's a good book that just enhances Stoicism, and it is thorough. You’ll become more resistant to any issues that appear in your life.

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gives moral guidance

It's well organized with plenty of insight from the author along with quotations from the philosophers.The author's commentary is also well thought out and insightful.

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give a concise and easy to follow introduction

This is a nice Practical Stoicism book that contains step by step guide which is great. I enjoy listening it as it contains well information for me to know and learn more about Practical Stoicism.It does exactly what it sets out to do.

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Definitely helpful guide

It was a nice, refreshing and informative listening that provided me with a sweet overview of what it means to be Stoic. I am so glad that they did because I no only enjoyed listening, I was able to take away some new knowledge and practices to use in my daily life.

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has practical advice for living a good life

If you want to know more about Stoicism you better have this book as your guide. To have a life with full of wisdom and philosophy that you can use with your daily life this book is definitely for you.

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Beginners guide to stoic principles

The book explains how this way of living helps you control your emotions, be a better person, and live a better life. Loved that this was a good book that one can take action on right away.

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Lighten up

Overall I think it is more important to be realized in this modern era. This captivating manual is composed about stoicism which has imparted the historical backdrop of stoics to stoics theory, intelligence and path for living with a few principles and ways.

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An informative history on stoicism

It goes into great detail so that you can be informed on everything there is to know about stoicism. This is a book that will make you want to learn more about philosophy and get you thinking about the aspects of life.

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great deal of information

It allows you to feel blessed and achieve instead a sense of happiness. This book provides an immediate halt to negative emotions.Another interesting insight of Stoicism is to recognize and accept that there are external events that are simply outside of your control, and the best way to deal with them is simply to control yourself and your responses.

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this book is useful for all.

It is a good starting point for anybody who is just starting with the matters. The book is a general introduction on the various aspects of stoicism.

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  • 13-12-18

Well organized and well narrated

The book summarizes the basic guiding principles and beliefs of Wicca, and provides some historic background from old pagan beliefs. The author truly intended the book for solitary practitioners, so he leaves a lot of leeway for one's interpretation of Wicca and provides some direct examples of rituals from his own practice

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  • 13-12-18

Great book on stoicism!

Has a lot of practical tips/advice for practicing stoic principles and leading a fuller, happier life. Kind of like an owner's manual for living. Looking forward to listen it again!

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  • Li
  • 13-12-18

. The content was clear and concise,

I found this book satisfying, not displeasing, and quite profitable for contemplation of wisdom and virtue. This is an in-depth introduction that will leave you with a solid foundation which you can then use to continue your pursuit of understanding the Stoic ideals.

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  • Wanda
  • 13-12-18

amazing

There are several books that attempt to introduce stoicism but miss the mark. After listening this book you will have a great understanding to the Greek schools of thought and feel much more comfortable diving deeper in philosophy.

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  • David S.
  • 13-12-18

Great insights, valuable experience.

The author is extremely clear and in my case, it was almost as he was anticipating the critical ideas that popped in my mind when reading. I had a mild interest in these ideas before listening this book, but my interest and the applicability of these ideas to my life have become much more apparent after listening this book!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-12-18

Congrats to the author

The author does a great job of introducing various Stoic concepts and how Stoic philosophers I interpreted these concepts. The book is well written and good narration.

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  • Farrah
  • 06-12-18

Awesome book

I became seriously amazed while learn about the definition of stoicism with its tips and tricks and strategies to mastering a stoic way of life, the author has really done appreciate work for introducing such a strong topic.

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  • nathan
  • 06-12-18

Good introduction.

This book is well worth a couple of bucks, but don't spend a full credit on it! It's extremely short and concise. All in all it gave me even more interest in the topic an gave me a couple ways to practice it.

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  • akilya
  • 06-12-18

COVERS MANY TOPICS

The sections were well-organized and had a flow that made sense. Well summarized and immediately applicable. Good introduction to the philosophy.

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  • carlos
  • 06-12-18

awesome. I really enjoyed it

I enjoyed a more simple approach to the subject and in particular the section on the history of stoicism. it was a great basic lesson on the history of stoic thought but also outlined the major tenets of the philosophy. would recommend.