William B. Irvine is a professor of philosophy at Wright State University. He’s also a fantastic (and prolific) writer.
And… Unlike many of his academic, professor-of-philosophy peers, he is a practicing Stoic philosopher. In the words of Donald Robertson (another Stoic author and practitioner; see The Philosophy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), he is both a librarian AND a warrior of the mind.
We featured another one of Professor Irvine’s great books on Stoicism called A Guide to the Good Life. I enjoyed that one quite a bit but I REALLY (!) enjoyed this one. Like, jumbo loved it.
In fact, I’m going to put this one right at the top of our growing collection of books on —along with the must-read classics by Aurelius (Meditations), Seneca (Letters from a Stoic, On the Shortness of Life), and Epictetus (Discourses, Enchiridion) plus the modern classics like Ryan Holiday’s The Obstacle Is the Way and The Daily Stoic.
Of course, it’s PACKED (!) with Big Ideas and I’m excited to share a handful of my favorites we can apply to our lives TODAY, so let’s jump straight in!