William B. Irvine

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The Stoic Challenge

The Stoic Challenge is a sequel to my Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy.  In that book, I described Stoicism in general terms; in this book, I focus my attention on how Stoicism can be used to deal with the setbacks we experience in daily living.  Some are small, others are catastrophic.  Unless we are prepared to deal with them, though, our lives are likely to be filled with unnecessary stress and anxiety.  This book weaves together ancient Stoic philosophy and modern psychology to provide an actionable strategy for dealing with life's setbacks.

For your reading pleasure:
My 21st Century Stoic Essays
Coming events

Future podcasts (release dates TBA):

          The Minimalists Podcast


April 14 at 5:30: the 2020 Sibley Lecture at Alfred University in Alfred, NY -- EVENT CANCELLED

April, tba: A talk at the Senior Center in Troy, Ohio--EVENT CANCELLED

October 17: Keynote address  at StoiconX in Toronto

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