Review: A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy By William B. Irvine

Irvine’s book offers an excellent introduction to Stoicism, covering both its historical background and its practical applications in the modern world. He skillfully unpacks the teachings of key Stoic philosophers like Seneca and Marcus Aurelius, making their wisdom relevant and actionable for contemporary readers. While those already familiar with the source material might find less novelty here, Irvine’s clear and concise explanations make this a perfect resource for anyone seeking an understanding of Stoicism.

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