"The human conquers the world by mastering oneself."
This quote accurately encapsulates the philosophy throughout the book "A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy" by William B. Irvine.
William B. Irvine is a philosophy professor at Wright State University, known for his bestselling books on Stoicism, a branch of philosophy.
"A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy" is divided into four parts, covering the history, development, misconceptions, and practical application of Stoicism in modern life. The author particularly focuses on providing practical tips for individuals in the 21st century to incorporate Stoic principles into their lives. Irvine hopes that this book serves as a bridge between readers and famous Stoic philosophers from over 2000 years ago. He believes that their advice, combined with his contributions, will make the Stoic journey more relatable and practical for contemporary readers.
This book is a perfect answer for those seeking peace in the chaos and haste of modern life. Living fully in every second and minute is the most effective remedy.
- Title: A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy
- Author: William B. Irvine
- Publishers: House for Industry and Trade
- Year Of Publication : 2023