Discourses and Selected Writings

Discourses and Selected Writings Author Epictetus
ISBN-10 9780141917481
Release 2008-08-28
Pages 304
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Epictetus, a Greek stoic and freed slave, ran a thriving philosophy school in Nicropolis in the early second century AD. His animated discussions were celebrated for their rhetorical wizardry and were written down by Arrian, his most famous pupil. Together with the Enchiridion, a manual of his main ideas, and the fragments collected here, The Discourses argue that happiness lies in learning to perceive exactly what is in our power to change and what is not, and in embracing our fate to live in harmony with god and nature. In this personal, practical guide to the ethics of stoicism and moral self-improvement, Epictetus tackles questions of freedom and imprisonment, illness and fear, family, friendship and love, and leaves an intriguing document of daily life in the classical world.

The Obstacle Is the Way

The Obstacle Is the Way Author Ryan Holiday
ISBN-10 9781101620595
Release 2014-05-01
Pages 224
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The Obstacle is the Way has become a cult classic, beloved by men and women around the world who apply its wisdom to become more successful at whatever they do. Its many fans include a former governor and movie star (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a hip hop icon (LL Cool J), an Irish tennis pro (James McGee), an NBC sportscaster (Michele Tafoya), and the coaches and players of winning teams like the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Cubs, and University of Texas men’s basketball team. The book draws its inspiration from stoicism, the ancient Greek philosophy of enduring pain or adversity with perseverance and resilience. Stoics focus on the things they can control, let go of everything else, and turn every new obstacle into an opportunity to get better, stronger, tougher. As Marcus Aurelius put it nearly 2000 years ago: “The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.” Ryan Holiday shows us how some of the most successful people in history—from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve Jobs—have applied stoicism to overcome difficult or even impossible situations. Their embrace of these principles ultimately mattered more than their natural intelligence, talents, or luck. If you’re feeling frustrated, demoralized, or stuck in a rut, this book can help you turn your problems into your biggest advantages. And along the way it will inspire you with dozens of true stories of the greats from every age and era. From the Hardcover edition.

Der F rst

Der F  rst Author Niccolò Machiavelli
ISBN-10 UOM:39015063055910
Release 1870
Pages 60
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Der F rst has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Der F rst also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Der F rst book for free.

Discourses Fragments Handbook

Discourses  Fragments  Handbook Author Epictetus,
ISBN-10 9780199595181
Release 2014-02
Pages 355
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This is the only complete modern translation of Epictetus's Discourses, together with the Handbook and fragments. A major work of Stoic practical ethics, the Discourses teach that the basis of happiness is up to us. This accessible new translation is accompanied by a full introduction and thorough notes.

The Cynic Philosophers

The Cynic Philosophers Author Diogenes of Sinope
ISBN-10 9780141939308
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 288
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'Poverty does not consist in the want of money,' I answered, 'nor is begging to be deplored. Poverty consists in the desire to have everything, and through violent means if necessary' From their founding in the fifth century BC and for over 800 years, the Cynic philosophers sought to cure humanity of greed and vice with their proposal of living simply. They guaranteed happiness to their adherents through freedom of speech, poverty, self-sufficiency and physical hardiness. In this fascinating and completely new collection of Cynic writing through the centuries, from Diogenes and Hipparchia, to Lucian and the Roman emperor Julian, the history and experiences of the Cynic philosophers are explored to the full. Robert Dobbin's introduction examines the public image of the Cynics through the ages, as well as the philosophy's contradictions and how their views on women were centuries ahead of their time. This edition also includes notes on the text, chronology, glossary and suggested further reading. Translated, edited and with an introduction by Robert Dobbin

Of Human Freedom

Of Human Freedom Author Epictetus
ISBN-10 9780141941264
Release 2010-08-26
Pages 112
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In this personal and practical guide to moral self-improvement and living a good life, the second-century philosopher Epictetus tackles questions of freedom and imprisonment, stubbornness and fear, family, friendship and love, and leaves an intriguing document of daily life in the classical world. GREAT IDEAS. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

Narratology Hermeneutics and Midrash

Narratology  Hermeneutics  and Midrash Author Constanza Cordoni
ISBN-10 9783847003083
Release 2014-07-16
Pages 349
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The contributions compiled in this volume comprise studies of Jewish texts – biblical, rabbinic, medieval, and modern – as well as of patristic and medieval Christian texts, and in one case, a passage of the Muslim text par excellence, the Quran. The authors, scholars in the fields of Jewish Studies, Catholic and Protestant Theology, Islamic Studies, German philology etc., invited to reflect on texts of their respective disciplines in context-sensitive interpretations, taking into account the link connecting Midrash, hermeneutics, and narrative, provide illuminating narratological and/or hermeneutical insights into the texts in question. The interdisciplinary dialogue that characterized the conference “Narratology, Hermeneutics, and Midrash” that gave rise to the volume proves to be rich and full of potential for further research in the direction proposed by the Series Poetics, Exegesis and Narrative. Studies in Jewish literature and art.

Marc Aurel Selbstbetrachtungen

Marc Aurel  Selbstbetrachtungen Author
ISBN-10 9783955163464
Release 2012
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Marc Aurel: Selbstbetrachtungen • Für die eBook-Ausgabe neu editiert • Voll verlinkt, und mit detailliertem Inhaltsverzeichnis • Mit ausführlichen Erläuterungen im Anhang • Mit Bildergalerie der berühmtesten Skulpturen Marc Aurels in Museen überall auf der Welt »Als ›Ta eis heautón‹ wurden diese Aufzeichnungen zusammengefasst, was etwa heißt: ›Das an sich selbst Gerichtete‹, ›Das zu sich selbst Gesagte‹. Der geläufige Titel ›Selbstbetrachtungen‹ gibt diesen Lebens- und Welterwägungen einen narzisshaften Klang, der ihnen nicht gebührt.« (Peter Wapnewski) Marc Aurel ist nicht nur als einer der bedeutendsten römischen Kaiser in Erinnerung geblieben, sondern auch als großer Philosoph, und seine Betrachtungen, die er auf griechisch verfasste, zählen zur Weltliteratur. Von der »ZEIT Bibliothek der 100 Sachbücher« wurden sie in die Reihe der 100 wichtigsten Sachbücher aller Zeiten aufgenommen. Mit vierzig Jahren, im Jahre 161, bestieg Marc Aurel den römischen Kaiserthron und blieb 19 Jahre lang Regent des Römischen Imperiums. Durch die Umstände der Zeit wurde er in langdauernde Kriege verwickelt. Dennoch ging er nicht als Feldherr, sondern als Philosoph in die Geschichte ein. Im Jahre 180 starb er auf einem Feldzug, vermutlich an den Pocken. Marc Aurel war stets ein Mann des Wortes und der Tat. Einer seiner Leitsätze lautet: »Es kommt nicht darauf an, über die notwendigen Eigenschaften eines guten Mannes dich zu besprechen – vielmehr ein solcher zu sein.« ---- eClassica – Die Buchreihe, die Klassiker neu belebt.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome Author Michael Gagarin
ISBN-10 9780195170726
Release 2009-12-31
Pages 3584
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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome is the clearest and most accessible guide to the world of classical antiquity ever produced. This multivolume reference work is a comprehensive overview of the major cultures of the classical Mediterranean world--Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman--from the Bronze Age to the fifth century CE. It also covers the legacy of the classical world and its interpretation and influence in subsequent centuries. The Encyclopedia brings the work of the best classical scholars, archaeologists, and historians together in an easy-to-use format. The articles, written by leading scholars in the field, seek to convey the significance of the people, places, and historical events of classical antiquity, together with its intellectual and material culture. Broad overviews of literature, history, archaeology, art, philosophy, science, and religion are complimented by articles on authors and their works, literary genres and periods, historical figures and events, archaeologists and archaeological sites, artists and artistic themes and materials, philosophers and philosophical schools, scientists and scientific areas, gods, heroes, and myths. Areas covered include: --Greek and Latin Literature --Authors and Their Works --Historical Figures and Events --Religion and Mythology --Art, Artists, Artistic Themes, and Materials --Archaeology, Philosophers, and Philosophical Schools --Science and Technology --Politics, Economics, and Society --Material Culture and Everyday Life

Seven Secrets of Mindfulness

Seven Secrets of Mindfulness Author Kate Carne
ISBN-10 9781473529359
Release 2016-06-02
Pages 192
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'WONDERFUL...FULL OF SKILFUL GUIDANCE...A LIFELINE' Prof Mark Williams Mindfulness remains as popular as ever. Yet those who are drawn to it may face challenges such as lack of time, physical pain, anxiety, depression or uncertainty. In this ground-breaking book, Kate Carne shows how to deal with the many problems that can arise, and offers practical solutions to help you overcome obstacles and deepen your practice. Combining personal stories, grounded advice and insights drawn from Kate Carne’s own professional and personal experience, as well as the experience of the many people she has taught over the years, this unique book is essential reading for anyone who has ever been drawn to mindfulness, but who – in spite of the best of intentions – finds themselves struggling to keep going after their initial enthusiasm has waned.

The Wild Longing of the Human Heart

The Wild Longing of the Human Heart Author William Cooney
ISBN-10 9780761866961
Release 2015-12-01
Pages 96
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This book is divided into two parts, part one examines the brief history of happiness and summarizes the latest information from the areas of brain science as well as the field of positive psychology. Part two proposes that it is not happiness which is the true goal of human living.

Happy Lives Good Lives

Happy Lives  Good Lives Author Jennifer Wilson Mulnix
ISBN-10 9781770485228
Release 2015-05-25
Pages 300
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Happy Lives, Good Lives offers a thorough introduction to a variety of perspectives on happiness. Among the questions at issue: Is happiness only a state of mind, or is it something more? Is it the same for everyone? Is it under our control, and if so, to what extent? Can we be mistaken about whether we are happy? What role, if any, does happiness play in living a good life? Is it sometimes morally wrong to pursue happiness? Should governments promote happiness through public policy? Asking and answering these questions is worthwhile not only as an intellectual exercise, but also as a means of gaining practical insight into how best to pursue a happy life.

Lunyu Gespr che

Lunyu Gespr  che Author Kong Fu Zi Konfuzius
ISBN-10 3843065578
Release 2011-01
Pages 196
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Lunyu Gespr che has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Lunyu Gespr che also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Lunyu Gespr che book for free.

Penguin Classics Catalogue

Penguin Classics  Catalogue Author
ISBN-10 9780141398846
Release 2015-02-26
Pages 192
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In 1946, E. V. Rieu's groundbreaking translation of The Odyssey established a cultural legacy that would bring the world's most compelling and influential literature to millions of readers around the globe. For over sixty-five years, Penguin Classics have been making works that were once the sole preserve of academics accessible to everyone; this catalogue offers a complete list of all titles in print across the list - more than 1,200 books, from Aristotle and Austen, to Zola and Zamyatin. 'The Penguin Classics, though I designed them to give pleasure even more than instruction, have been hailed as the greatest educative force of the twentieth century. And far be it for me to quarrel with that encomium, for there is no one whom they have educated more than myself' E. V. Rieu

Joseph Butler Fifteen Sermons and other writings on ethics

Joseph Butler  Fifteen Sermons and other writings on ethics Author David McNaughton
ISBN-10 9780191080463
Release 2017-02-09
Pages 272
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Joseph Butler's Fifteen Sermons (1726) is a classic work of moral philosophy, widely influential ever since. The topics Butler discusses include the role of conscience in human nature, self-love and egoism, compassion, resentment and forgiveness, love of our neighbour and of God. The text of the second edition of the Sermons is here presented together with a selection of Butler's other ethical writings: the Dissertation of the Nature of Virtue, a sermon on hypocrisy and liberty preached before the House of Lords, and relevant extracts from his correspondence with Samuel Clarke. David McNaughton contributes a substantial historical and philosophical introduction to help readers understand these works and see their continuing importance. While it is a readers' edition which avoids the clutter of textual variants and intrusive footnotes, it comes complete with scholarly apparatus intended to aid the reader in studying Butler's work in depth. McNaughton also includes short summaries of Butler's predecessors, and a selective bibliography. This will be the definitive resource for anyone interested in Butler's moral philosophy.

Der t gliche Stoiker

Der t  gliche Stoiker Author Ryan Holiday
ISBN-10 9783960920717
Release 2017-03-20
Pages 432
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Wie findet man das wahre Glück? Wie lässt sich Erfolg wirklich bemessen? Und wie geht man mit den Herausforderungen des Alltags wie Wut, Trauer und der Frage nach dem Sinn des Ganzen um? Was große Geister wie George Washington, Friedrich der Große, Weltklassesportler oder Top-Performer längst für sich entdeckt haben, liegt mit »Der tägliche Stoiker" erstmals gesammelt vor. New York Times-Bestsellerautor Ryan Holiday und Stephen Hanselman haben das Wissen der Stoiker in 366 zeitlose Lektionen verpackt und zeigen, dass die Philosophie des Stoizismus nicht nur zeitlos, sondern gerade für unsere hektische und unsichere Zeit ein Segen ist. Weisheit, Mut, Gerechtigkeitssinn und Selbstbeherrschung sowie Gelassenheit lassen sich erlernen und helfen uns, in der zunehmenden Komplexität unserer Welt zu bestehen. Die uralten Weisheiten der Stoiker, gesammelt und kommentiert, unterstützen bei diesen alltäglichen Herausforderungen.

Das Leben und das Schreiben

Das Leben und das Schreiben Author Stephen King
ISBN-10 9783641054007
Release 2011-02-18
Pages 384
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„Ich schreibe so lange, wie der Leser davon überzeugt ist, in den Händen eines erstklassigen Wahnsinnigen zu sein.“ Stephen King Während der Genesung nach einem schweren Unfall schreibt Stephen King seine Memoiren – Leben und Schreiben sind eins. Ein unverzichtbarer Ratgeber für alle angehenden Schriftsteller und eine Fundgrube für alle, die mehr über den König des Horror-Genres erfahren wollen. Ein kluges und gleichzeitig packendes Buch über gelebte Literatur. »Eine Konfession.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung