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Stoic warriors : the ancient philosophy behind the military mind

Author: Nancy Sherman
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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"While few soldiers may have read the works of Epictetus or Marcus Aurelius, it is undoubtedly true that the ancient philosophy known as Stoicism guides the actions of many in the military. Soldiers and seamen learn early in their training "to suck it up," to endure, to put aside their feelings and to get on with the mission." "Stoic Warriors is the first book to delve deeply into the ancient legacy of this  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Sherman
ISBN: 0195152166 9780195152166 9780195315912 019531591X
OCLC Number: 57250864
Description: xii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A brave new stoicism --
Sound bodies and sound minds --
Manners and morals --
A warrior's anger --
Fear and resilience --
Permission to grieve --
The downsized self.
Responsibility: Nancy Sherman.
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In this book, Nancy Sherman, an expert on ancient philosophy and ethics uses the contemporary military as a window onto ancient Stoicism and its teachings.  Read more...

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This book is an important contribution for the reader who wants to discover Stoicism's contribution to how one may more confidently face hardships of like. Keith Seddon Practical Philosophy

 
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