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And then see what you can do--today--to improve your sense of well-being.

Positive Review

Pigliucci claims epictetus as his favorite stoic, and he engages in a kind of ongoing dialogue with the philosopher using the a...  Read More

Neutral Review

An excellent and thorough text for the interested modern reader.

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Chapter 14 is titled: practical spiritual exercises, he gives us, in simple form, epictetus’ twelve exercises as laid out by ar...  Read More

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Pigluicci explains these terms while not shying away from an academic point of view and still manages to break it down to layman's terms.

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    stoic, good, modern, great and many.
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  • Our engine has discovered that over 90% high quality reviews are present.
  • This product had a total of 327 reviews as of our last analysis date on Dec 18 2020.
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Great and very helpful book. Easy to read introduction to the philosophy. Will reread.


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    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    It offers an understandable treatise on stoic philosophy.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    I gave it a four star rating because, in some places, it did become unnecessarily hung up on the author’s personal beliefs rather than remain grounded in facts.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Stoicism is an ancient school of philosophy that originated in greece in the 3rd century bc.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    The drawback to this approach is that epictetus’s contributions to the dialogue tend to be oversimplified and overshadowed by pigliucci’s personal reflections.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    At times, goes off a bit on tangents, but not to the point where the reader is lost.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    In the last part of this tome: the discipline of assent is the end note.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Be warned that this book is not wholly unbiased as it is told from the perspective of the author; however he does inform us in text where his beliefs differ.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Many refer to massimo as a modern stoic, this book might be a testament to the fact.

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