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How to Be a Stoic by Massimo Pigliucci
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it was amazing
bookshelves: non-fiction, philosophy

Pigliucci does a good job summarizing and reviewing key ideas of Stoic thought. He focuses on his own experience applying the ideas to his life as a way of providing advice on applying it to one's own life. He uses a nice frame of talking with Epictetus as the central way of communicating the Stoic ideas. Their 'conversation' provides a way for Epicetus' text to speak to contemporary concerns.

Do not expect detailed philosophical analysis of the Stoic ideas. That's not Pigliucci's goal here; though I would have liked more of that. There is an appendix which discusses more of the historical connections.
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April 19, 2019 – Started Reading
April 19, 2019 – Shelved
May 6, 2019 – Finished Reading
May 11, 2019 – Shelved as: non-fiction
May 11, 2019 – Shelved as: philosophy

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