The Stoic Life (Hardcover)

Emotions, Duties, and Fate

By Tad Brennan, T. Brennan

OUP Oxford, 9780199256266, 352pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2005

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (4/1/2007)

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Tad Brennan explains how to live the Stoic life--and why we might want to. Stoicism has been one of the main currents of thought in Western civilization for two thousand years: Brennan offers a fascinating guide through the ethical ideas of the original Stoic philosophers, and shows how valuable these ideas remain today, both intellectually and in practice. He writes in a lively informal style which will bring Stoicism to life for readers who are new to ancient philosophy. The Stoic Life will also be of great interest to philosophers and classicists seeking a full understanding of the intellectual legacy of the Stoics.

About the Author

Tad Brennan is Professor of Philosophy at Northwestern University.