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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Teach Yourself: Stoicism and the Art of Happiness.
London : Hodder & Stoughton, ©2013
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
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|Description:||1 online resource (282 pages)|
|Contents:||Cover; Book title; Contents; Note on terminology and citations; Preface: modern Stoicism; What's this book all about?; Why focus on Stoic Ethics and psychotherapy?; A taste of the Stoic paradoxes; Stoicism today in the modern world; 1 The way of the Stoic: 'Living in agreement with Nature'; Introduction: What is Stoicism?; The goal of life: 'living in agreement with Nature'; The twofold goal of life; The three theoretical topics of Stoicism; The three lived disciplines; 2 Stoic Ethics: The nature of the good; What's important about Stoic Ethics?; The nature of the good; The virtues and vices. Stoic indifference to 'indifferent' thingsPreferred indifferents and primary value; 3 The promise of philosophy ('therapy of the passions'); What is the ancient 'promise of philosophy'?; The Stoic concept of Happiness (Eudaimonia); The Stoic theory of the 'passions'; Automatic emotional reactions; What about the 'good' or 'healthy' passions?; 4 The discipline of desire (Stoic acceptance); What is the discipline of desire?; Contemplating the 'here and now'; Loving your fate and joyful acceptance; 5 Love, friendship, and the ideal Sage; Stoicism and the philosophy of love. Stoic philanthropy and 'affnity' for othersHow does a Stoic love?; Why is the Sage important to Stoicism?; How to contemplate the Sage; The seeds of wisdom in everyone; 6 The discipline of action (Stoic philanthropy); What is the 'discipline of action'?; Undertaking action with a 'reserve clause'; The Stoic archer; Undertaking action 'for the common welfare' of mankind; 7 Premeditation of adversity; Why is anticipating future 'misfortunes' important?; How do Stoics premeditate adversity?; Habituation and imaginal exposure; Decatastrophizing imagery; Modelling and rehearsing coping skills. Eliminating surpriseReversing 'hedonic adaptation'?; 8 The discipline of judgement (Stoic mindfulness); What is the 'discipline of judgement'?; Stoic psychology and theory of knowledge; Objective representation' and 'physical definition'; Cognitive distancing in Stoicism; 9 Self-awareness and the 'Stoic fork'; How is self-awareness developed in Stoicism?; The 'Stoic fork' or 'sovereign' precept; Postponement: not getting 'carried-away'; Why meditate morning and night?; 10 The view from above and Stoic cosmology; Why is contemplating Nature important?; The Pythagorean 'festival' The 'view from above' and 'cosmic consciousness'The contemplation of impermanence and 'eternal recurrence'; Further Reading; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Z.|