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ISBN-10: 039353166X
ISBN-13: 9780393531664
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date: 12/14/2021
Dimensions: 8.20" L, 5.60" W, 1.20" H

Breakfast with Seneca: A Stoic Guide to the Art of Living

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Stoicism, the most influential philosophy of the Roman Empire, offers refreshingly modern ways to strengthen our inner character in the face of an unpredictable world. Widely recognized as the most talented and humane writer of the Stoic tradition, Seneca teaches us to live with freedom and purpose. His most enduring work, over a hundred “Letters from a Stoic” written to a close friend, explains how to handle adversity; overcome grief, anxiety, and anger; transform setbacks into opportunities for growth; and recognize the true nature of friendship.

In Breakfast with Seneca, philosopher David Fideler mines Seneca’s classic works in a series of focused chapters, clearly explaining Seneca’s ideas without oversimplifying them. Best enjoyed as a daily ritual, like an energizing cup of coffee, Seneca’s wisdom provides us with a steady stream of time-tested advice about the human condition–which, as it turns out, hasn’t changed much over the past two thousand years.

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[A] comprehensive guide to [Seneca's] ideas... Fideler keeps things accessible and offers plenty of real-world examples for applying philosophy to one's life, making for a great crash course. Philosophy newbies will find this a fine introduction.– "Publishers Weekly"
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Details

ISBN-10: 039353166X
ISBN-13: 9780393531664
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date: 12/14/2021
Dimensions: 8.20" L, 5.60" W, 1.20" H
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