Discourses and Selected Writings

Author: Epictetus
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141917481
Release Date: 2008-08-28
Genre: Philosophy

Epictetus, a Greek stoic and freed slave, ran a thriving philosophy school in Nicropolis in the early second century AD. His animated discussions were celebrated for their rhetorical wizardry and were written down by Arrian, his most famous pupil. Together with the Enchiridion, a manual of his main ideas, and the fragments collected here, The Discourses argue that happiness lies in learning to perceive exactly what is in our power to change and what is not, and in embracing our fate to live in harmony with god and nature. In this personal, practical guide to the ethics of stoicism and moral self-improvement, Epictetus tackles questions of freedom and imprisonment, illness and fear, family, friendship and love, and leaves an intriguing document of daily life in the classical world.

The Obstacle Is the Way

Author: Ryan Holiday
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101620595
Release Date: 2014-05-01
Genre: Business & Economics

The Obstacle is the Way has become a cult classic, beloved by men and women around the world who apply its wisdom to become more successful at whatever they do. Its many fans include a former governor and movie star (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a hip hop icon (LL Cool J), an Irish tennis pro (James McGee), an NBC sportscaster (Michele Tafoya), and the coaches and players of winning teams like the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Cubs, and University of Texas men’s basketball team. The book draws its inspiration from stoicism, the ancient Greek philosophy of enduring pain or adversity with perseverance and resilience. Stoics focus on the things they can control, let go of everything else, and turn every new obstacle into an opportunity to get better, stronger, tougher. As Marcus Aurelius put it nearly 2000 years ago: “The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.” Ryan Holiday shows us how some of the most successful people in history—from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve Jobs—have applied stoicism to overcome difficult or even impossible situations. Their embrace of these principles ultimately mattered more than their natural intelligence, talents, or luck. If you’re feeling frustrated, demoralized, or stuck in a rut, this book can help you turn your problems into your biggest advantages. And along the way it will inspire you with dozens of true stories of the greats from every age and era. From the Hardcover edition.

Discourse on Method and Related Writings

Author: Rene Descartes
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141906287
Release Date: 1999-09-02
Genre: Philosophy

This is the second of a new two-volume edition of the works of Descartes in Penguin Classics. This volume is designed for students who approach Descartes from the point of view of his philosophy of science. Includes DISCOURSE ON METHOD, the most accessible and well-known of his discussions of scientific method; the first seven chapters of the earlier, unpublished work, THE WORLD; as well as a selection of Descartes' correspondence and his replies to his critics.

Discourses Fragments Handbook

Author: Epictetus,
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199595181
Release Date: 2014-02
Genre: Fiction

This is the only complete modern translation of Epictetus's Discourses, together with the Handbook and fragments. A major work of Stoic practical ethics, the Discourses teach that the basis of happiness is up to us. This accessible new translation is accompanied by a full introduction and thorough notes.

Selbstbetrachtungen

Author: Marc Aurel
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9783945924242
Release Date: 2016-01-20
Genre: Philosophy

Die Selbstbetrachtungen des römischen Kaisers Marc Aurel zählen zu den Monumenten der Weltliteratur. Neben den Briefen Senecas und den ethischen Handreichungen Epiktets sind sie zudem eines der schönsten und wertvollsten Zeugnisse stoischer Philosophie. Völlig missverstanden als Lehre der Gefühllosigkeit, offenbart die Stoa aus diesen literarischen Miniaturen ihr wahres Wesen: Marc Aurel führt den Leser durch die Hallen einer unvergleichlichen Schule der Lebensweisheit, höherer menschlicher Bildung und geistiger Kultur. Einziges Hauptfach ist hier die Humanität, Lehrmeister aber ist der Kaiser selbst, welcher freigiebigst an den Früchten seiner Lebensstudien teilhaben lässt. Wer auch immer nach Veredelung seines Selbst strebt, wird diese Kleinodien der antiken Philosophie mit reichstem Gewinn lesen.

Der t gliche Stoiker

Author: Ryan Holiday
Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag
ISBN: 9783960920717
Release Date: 2017-03-20
Genre: Self-Help

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.

Villa Incognito

Author: Tom Robbins
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644039810
Release Date: 2014-02-01
Genre: Fiction

Chaos in Laos – Tom Robbins ist Kult. Villa Incognito – ein Paradies im laotischen Dschungel. Vorzügliche Currys, charmante Konkubinen, Philosophiestunden jederzeit gratis. Kommen Sie her, aber sind Sie schwindelfrei? Der einzige Weg führt übers Hochseil. Passen Sie auf. Aber das alles ist besser, als in New York herumzuhängen. Und für Notfälle haben wir hier auch einen falschen Priester. Eine wilde Fabel, die keinen Lachmuskel untrainiert, keine Weisheit ungewendet und keine suchende Seele unerleuchtet lässt. «Robbins fährt mal wieder mächtig auf. Das ist Kunst.» (Rolling Stone) «Der beste Schriftsteller der Welt.» (Thomas Pynchon) «Eine Menge Spaß, vermengt mit einer nicht zu knappen Dosis Tiefsinn.» (Berliner Zeitung)

The New Global Law

Author: Rafael Domingo
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139485944
Release Date: 2010-02-26
Genre: Law

The dislocations of the worldwide economic crisis, the necessity of a system of global justice to address crimes against humanity, and the notorious 'democratic deficit' of international institutions highlight the need for an innovative and truly global legal system, one that permits humanity to re-order itself according to acknowledged global needs and evolving consciousness. A new global law will constitute, by itself, a genuine legal order and will not be limited to a handful of moral principles that attempt to guide the conduct of the world's peoples. If the law of nations served the hegemonic interests of Ancient Rome, and international law served those of the European nation-state, then a new global law will contribute to the common good of all humanity and, ideally, to the development of durable world peace. This volume offers a historical-juridical foundation for the development of this new global law.

Asclepius

Author: Clement Salaman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472537713
Release Date: 2013-11-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

The Asclepius is one of two philosophical books ascribed to the legendary sage of Ancient Egypt, Hermes Trismegistus, who was believed in classical and renaissance times to have lived shortly after Moses. The Greek original, lost since classical times, is thought to date from the 2nd or 3rd century AD. However, a Latin version survived, of which this volume is a translation. Like its companion, the Corpus Hermeticum (or The Way of Hermes), the Asclepius describes the most profound philosophical questions in the form of a conversation about secrets: the nature of the One, the role of the gods, and the stature of the human being. Not only does this work offer spiritual guidance, but it is also a valuable insight into the minds and emotions of the Egyptians in ancient and classical times. Many of the views expressed also reflect Gnostic beliefs which passed into early Christianity.

Love x Style x Life

Author: Garance Doré
Publisher: Mosaik Verlag
ISBN: 9783641152864
Release Date: 2016-02-29
Genre: Self-Help

Das erste Buch der Fashion-Ikone Garance Doré! Garance Doré, die Stimme hinter dem gleichnamigen Erfolgsblog, begeistert Millionen von Lesern weltweit mit ihrem unverwechselbaren Stil. In ihrem Fashionguide gibt sie Tipps zu Mode und Beauty, verrät, wie man in allen Lebenslagen stilvoll und cool auftritt, und nimmt uns mit hinter die Kulissen der Modewelt. Hier ist alles vereint, was Modefans lieben: tolle Fashion-Fotos und Illustrationen, besonderes Layout und Dorés außergewöhnliches Erzähltalent. Die perfekte Verbindung von französischer Nonchalance und New Yorker Coolness!