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The primary sources of Stoic philosophy are the works of Epictetus, Seneca, and Marcus Aurelius, including Epictetus' "Discourses" and "Enchiridion," Seneca's "Letters from a Stoic" and "On the Shortness of Life," and Marcus Aurelius' "Meditations."

Modern interpretations and applications of Stoicism can be found in books such as "The Obstacle is the Way" by Ryan Holiday, "How to Be a Stoic" by Massimo Pigliucci, and "A Guide to the Good Life" by William B. Irvine.


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In today's fast-paced, ever-changing world, the ancient philosophy of Stoicism may seem like an unlikely source of guidance. However, Stoicism: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Living delves into the timeless principles of this enduring school of thought, revealing that its core tenets are not only relevant but also essential for navigating modern life. Rooted in rationality, self-control, and inner peace, Stoicism provides a framework for cultivating resilience, adaptability, and emotional balance amid the myriad challenges we face.

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  • Stoicism originated in Athens with Zeno of Citium, around 300B.C.
  • Stoic philosophy is centered on a metaphysical principle: that reality is governed by logos and that what happens is necessary.
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