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Stoic Serenity: A Practical Course on Finding Inner Peace

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Readers who enter upon this practical course in the Stoic art of living will learn how Stoic principles are linked to real life, and how to enjoy the 'smooth flow of life' of the Stoic Sage who follows nature and holds to virtue, finding fearlessness, inner peace, and freedom from troubles. Readers will gain maximum advantage from the course if they acquire copies of Senec ...more
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Published February 1st 2007 by Lulu Press
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Tobi
May 13, 2010 Tobi rated it it was amazing
This is a course of study and I am still working through it but it is wonderful. Studying Stoicism is helping me to deal with everyday crap that is life and to live in a different way. It's difficult but well worth the trying.
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[4 stars] An excellent introductory text on Stoic philosophy. This is a revision of a correspondence course that the author used to teach, so each chapter has reading and writing assignments based on the writings of classical Stoic authors. Although I was already familiar with the main points Seddon discusses, this book organizes these classical writings which makes studying them easier. Plus, I appreciated the author's modern perspective in discussing what the classical authors had to say. Be a ...more
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Stoic Serenity is a practical guide to Stoicism as a way of life. The author, Keith Seddon, describes himself as a freelance academic and author. It is actually based on a correspondence course, first published in 2000, by an organisation called The Stoic Foundation. The course focuses mainly on the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius and the Letters of Seneca, probably the two most relevant sources for novice students of Stoicism. These are “set texts”, which the reader should also have access to, i ...more
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