The Manual: A Philosopher's Guide to Life (Stoic Philosophy Book 1)

The Manual: A Philosopher's Guide to Life (Stoic Philosophy Book 1)

Life's Missing Instruction Manual  Epictetus (c. 50-135 CE) was brought as a slave to Rome, where he became a great teacher, deeply influencing the future emperor Marcus Aurelius among many others. His philosophy, Stoicism, was practical, not theoretical--aimed at relieving human suffering here and now. And Epictetus knew suffering. Besides being a former slave, he was la/> Life's Missing Instruction Manual  Epictetus (c. 50-135 CE) was brought as a slave to Rome, where he became ...

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Title:The Manual: A Philosopher's Guide to Life (Stoic Philosophy Book 1)
Author:Epictetus
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Genres:Philosophy
ISBN:B072KZWHW4
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:66 pages pages

The Manual: A Philosopher's Guide to Life (Stoic Philosophy Book 1) Reviews

  • Michael Siliski
    Jul 05, 2019
    Insightful, concise, accessible. If you want just the stoic teachings without the history, this is probably your best bet. You could read the whole thing in an hour, but as each page is its own piece of wisdom, it?s probably best consumed over a longer piece of time with more reflect...
  • Kevin
    Jan 01, 2019
    There are a whole bunch of short translations of the Enchiridion, and this is one of them. I can't really recommend one over the others, so I'd say get a bunch of them and read 'em all (they're cheap). In terms of value/word, this is about as good as it gets. So I'll give it five st...
  • Ray
    Mar 11, 2019
    Short and sharp. ...
  • Carl Marcus
    Jun 23, 2019
    Loses a bit in modern translation The content of this book is, of course, classic. This translation tries too hard to be modern. It has its benefits, but at times the desire to be contemporary is glaring and weakens the message. ...
  • Isil Arican
    May 11, 2019
    One of the books that was on my reading list for a while, and I am not impressed. It was not bad, and probably was a very good book for its time considering it was written around 100 CE. However, I could not shake the feeling of reading a very predictable self-help book. It was bori...
  • Ben Ostrowsky
    Jan 09, 2019
    Short and to the point. Truly one of the wisest Vulcans ever born on Earth. ...
  • AndrĂ© Gomes
    Feb 21, 2019
    Get wiser Easy and quick read but yet very deep and powerful. Philosophy is not only to be learned, but to live.. ...
  • Philipp
    Nov 21, 2018
    A quick read, a reader's digest of Epictetus writings, the 'main points' taken out and put into very short chapters you can print in a calendar. If you're after the life advice portion, and only that - no historical context etc. - of stoic thought this is a good start. What of thi...
  • Timbrel
    Sep 08, 2017
    Wonderful read I will definitely read it again and again. Lots of highlighting and note-taking. Thank you, author, for the modern interpretation. ...
  • Anamika Gioia
    Apr 06, 2018
    A simple, quick and easy to read translation of The Manual by Epictetus. This book is full of philosophical principals that I would like to live my life by. I have highlights on almost every page of this book! ...
  • Benjamin Barnes
    Aug 03, 2017
    Beautiful This little book on philosophy is stocked full of wonderfully good advice .Definitely would recommend. This to anyone interested in Philosophy ...
  • Andrew
    Jun 19, 2019
    Fantastic and inspiring translation. Quick and easy. ...
  • Justin
    Sep 19, 2019
    Nicely organized but redundant which is especially frustrating considering its size ...
  • Theo B
    Jan 06, 2018
    Well digested quick read Didn?t dislike at all It was the read i hoped it to be. Really a good reopening book for me to explore my life better. Opens the mind to prepare your rough draft to jump into the world of philosophy. He is well written and the quotes were perfectly placed...
  • C. L. Kay
    Apr 06, 2018
    Very quick and easy to read--nuggets of wisdom. I finished the text in under 30 minutes but each but if wisdom requires deep contemplation and inner work. An interesting ancient perspective that still holds weight. ...
  • rixx
    Sep 28, 2019
    I had a couple of stressful weeks, with both positive and negative experiences with wonderful people. When I start losing my equilibrium (ok, no, when I have irrevocably lost my equilibrium), I sometimes go back and read **The Manual**, a very short, 50-pages-at-most read of the Stoic ...
  • Mel Clark
    Sep 18, 2019
    Timeless wisdom in a very readable translation. ...
  • Kari
    Nov 09, 2018
    I finally understand the guy who calls everyone normies Honestly it wasn't bad although there was actually a lot I did not agree with. This took me a while to read despite being short. It was a bit judgy. ...
  • Solon
    Dec 26, 2017
    A Wonderful Translation I'm a sucker for plainly written translations, and this exceeds expectations. As for the content, while you probably won't agree with every maxim (I didn't), there's no question you'll find several passages that will push you toward meaningful change in your ...
  • kayson  oakey
    Feb 11, 2019
    Parables It's a good book of parables, it doesn't go into detail about the philosophy behind the principles, just the practical dude of it. It is a good resource to stay with because it it tells you what you need to master in practice then once you have mates it you can go to other ...
  • Philip
    Jun 19, 2019
    Highly recommended Extremely well written, and easy to understand. I really liked the content and how it is presented. Furthermore, it is a very fast read. ...
  • Jason Packard
    Apr 27, 2019
    Wisdom abounds. ...
  • Danielle Grant
    Dec 06, 2018
    Excellent Excellent, concise guide for living. Great introduction to writings of Epictetus, and to Stoic philosophy. Every maxim may not apply to all individuals, but regardless of personal beliefs, one will very likely find this guide adaptable/applicable to their daily mode of bei...
  • David Mytton
    Jul 15, 2019
    This is a good, modern version of the key maxims of Stoicism. Stoic philosophy is easy to understand and quite obvious, but difficult to apply in the moment. This book only takes 15 minutes to read and could (should) easily be a regular return read, making it much more likely you will ...
  • Wyatt Turner
    Jul 12, 2018
    Good Read This book was a great, thought provoking read.. my only complaint is I felt it was a little short and could have used a bit more content/information. ...
  • Jared Ring
    Apr 08, 2019
    A particularly nice translation and formatting of the Enchiridion. ...
  • Tensor Monkey
    Sep 25, 2018
    A collection of ancient mantras written in plain English. My morning routine involves walking to the river looking into Portland as the sun rises, and I bring my Kindle with me and go through my highlights on this book and reflect. The key takeaway for me was that I'm really only in...
  • Alexandru Somesan
    Jan 06, 2019
    Now, this was a short book, I finished it in 30 minutes! The book cover is misleading: it's not a compilation of passages of Epictetus, it's a rewriting of his ideas entirely in Sam Torode's words, based on his reading and understanding of Epictetus. The content is concise, clear a...
  • Gary alpis
    Sep 12, 2019
    Stoic Philosophy Great read, simple guidelines for oneself to follow, reminders that we sometimes forget ??, will definitely recommend it to others. ...
  • Mike Parrott
    Jan 11, 2019
    Great interpretations I really enjoyed the translation of Eoictetus' teachings to contemporary lamguage, however it's difficult to gain a full, true understanding without knowing the original text. I would have preferred the author provide the original text then an interpretation in...