Using the psychological insights and the practical techniques of
the ancient Roman Stoics, Irvine offers a road map for anyone
seeking to avoid the feelings of chronic dissatisfaction that
plague so many.
regardless of what one thinks of Stoicism, one can still applaud a book that seeks to breathe new life into the idea of philosophy as a reflection on and practical guide to the way we live. Emrys Westacott, The Philosopher's Magazine All in all Irvine does a fine job in offering his 'resolutely practcal' brand of Stoicism to a popular audience. His citation of the original sources is effective and stimulating of interest. His tone is just right one for the popular audience he wishes to reach. Walter M. Roberts III, Bryn Mawr Classical Review
William B. Irvine is Professor of Philosophy at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He is the author of On Desire: Why We Want What We Want.