The Art Of Living

Author : Epictetus
ISBN : 9781625583369
Genre : Philosophy
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No writings of Epictetus himself are really known. His discourses were transcribed and compiled by his pupil Arrian (author of the Anabasis Alexandri). The main work is The Discourses, four books of which have been preserved (out of an original eight). Arrian also compiled a popular digest, entitled the Enchiridion, or Handbook. In a preface to the Discourses, addressed to Lucius Gellius, Arrian states that "whatever I heard him say I used to write down, word for word, as best I could, endeavouring to preserve it as a memorial, for my own future use, of his way of thinking and the frankness of his speech."
Category: Philosophy

The Art Of Living The Classical Manual On Virtue Happiness And Effectiveness

Author : Epictetus
ISBN : 9350291657
Genre : Self-Help
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What makes the writings of a former slave so powerful today? Epictetus observed that although everyday life is fraught with difficulty, a life of virtue is within reach. He dedicated his life to outlining the simple way to happiness, fulfilment, and tranquility and his teachings are brought to the reader through his 93 witty, wise, and razor-sharp instructions. Reading Epictetus's deceptively simple words of advice is like discovering buried treasure. Let's face it: everyday life, no matter what our personal circumstances are, is fraught with difficulty. So, what are we going to do about it? This book has real answers. When all is said and done, there are only two important questions: how does one be a good person and how does one live a good life. Epictetus, the great first century sage, gives clear and practical answers to these questions in this primer for living the best possible life.
Category: Self-Help

Der T Gliche Stoiker

Author : Ryan Holiday
ISBN : 9783960920717
Genre : Self-Help
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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.
Category: Self-Help

Philosophy Imprisoned

Author : Sarah Tyson
ISBN : 9780739189481
Genre : Philosophy
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Western philosophy’s relationship with prisons stretches from Plato’s own incarceration to the modern era of mass incarceration. Philosophy Imprisoned: The Love of Wisdom in the Age of Mass Incarceration draws together a broad range of philosophical thinkers, from both inside and outside prison walls, in the United States and beyond, who draw on a variety of critical perspectives (including phenomenology, deconstruction, and feminist theory) and historical and contemporary figures in philosophy (including Kant, Hegel, Foucault, and Angela Davis) to think about prisons in this new historical era. All of these contributors have experiences within prison walls: some are or have been incarcerated, some have taught or are teaching in prisons, and all have been students of both philosophy and the carceral system. The powerful testimonials and theoretical arguments are appropriate reading not only for philosophers and prison theorists generally, but also for prison reformers and abolitionists.
Category: Philosophy

Eroberung Des Gl Cks

Author : Bertrand Russell
ISBN : 3518368893
Genre : Glück - Unglück
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Category: Glück - Unglück

The Creativity Cure

Author : Carrie Barron
ISBN : 9781451636796
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Draws on the recent psychological research to explore a theory that creativity is an integral part of long-term happiness, outlining a five-step program for achieving fulfillment by cultivating creative outlets and embracing healthy habits.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Parenting With A Story

Author : Paul Smith
ISBN : 9780814433584
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Tell a young person what to do—play fair, be yourself, stick to the task at hand—and most will tune you out. But show them how choices and consequences play out in the real world, with real people, and the impact will be far more profound. Parenting with a Story gathers 101 narratives from people around the world and from all walks of life, reflecting unexpected moments of clarity about who they are and how they should treat others. The lessons illuminate the power of character—integrity, curiosity, creativity, grit, kindness, patience, gratitude, and more—to prepare us for anything. Sometimes heart-wrenching, sometimes funny, always compelling, these stories impart wisdom and help steer choices about: Resisting peer pressure • Remaining open-minded • Being humble • Making courageous decisions • Standing by their word • Bouncing back from failure • Showing compassion • Picking friends wisely • And more Stories help shape who we are and who we aspire to become. Share these, discuss them, and watch your child grow into the adult you’ll be proud of. Bonus in the eBook: a forty-page set of suggested discussion questions. The story matrix included in the eBook that lists all 101 stories for easy reference is available online at the author’s site: Lead with a Story.
Category: Family & Relationships

Paul And His Recent Interpreters

Author : N.T Wright
ISBN : 9780281067596
Genre : Religion
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This engaging companion volume to N. T. Wright's Paul and the Faithfulness of God is essential reading for all with a serious interest in Paul, the interpretation of his letters, his appropriation by subsequent thinkers, and his continuing significance today. In the course of this masterly survey Wright asks searching questions of all of the major contributions to Pauline studies since the early twentieth century.
Category: Religion

Virtue In Media

Author : Patrick Lee Plaisance
ISBN : 9781134596218
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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"This book establishes a profile of virtue in professional media practice by examining the experiences, perspectives, moral stances and demographic data of two dozen selected exemplars in journalism and public relations. It is based on both extensive personal "life story" interviews conducted with the exemplars between April 2010 and September 2012, and also survey data that assessed the exemplars' personality traits, ethical ideologies, moral reasoning skills and perceived workplace climate. The chosen exemplars span the United States and include Pulitzer Prize winners and trendsetting PR corporate executives, rising stars and established veterans"--
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines