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A Philosopher's Guide to Becoming Tougher, Calmer, and More Resilient

by Irvine, William

Ancient Stoic insights combined with modern psychological research help us overcome - and even benefit from - everyday obstacles.

Some people bounce back in response to setbacks; others break. We often think that these responses are hardwired, but fortunately this is not the case. Philosopher William B. Irvine combines key lessons from the ancient Stoics - thinkers including Marcus Aurelius and Seneca - with modern psychological techniques such as anchoring and framing to develop a surprisingly simple strategy for dealing with life's unpleasant surprises. These include minor setbacks like being caught in a traffic jam or having a flight cancelled, as well as major setbacks, like those experienced by physicist Stephen Hawking, who slowly lost the ability to move, and surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost an arm to a shark.

By using the updated Stoic strategy, we can transform life's setbacks into opportunities for becoming calmer, tougher, and more resilient. The Stoic Challenge is a practical guide to using centuries-old wisdom to help us better cope with the stresses of modern living.

William B. Irvine is professor of philosophy at Wright State University. The author of seven books, including A Guide to the Good Life, he has also written for the Huffington Post, Salon, Time, and the BBC. He lives in Dayton, Ohio.

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