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Courage Is Calling - Fortune Favours The Brave (Hardcover, Main): Ryan Holiday Courage Is Calling - Fortune Favours The Brave (Hardcover, Main)
Ryan Holiday
R305 R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Save R61 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Ryan Holiday’s bestselling trilogy—The Obstacle Is the Way, Ego is the Enemy, and Stillness is the Key—captivated professional athletes, CEOs, politicians, and entrepreneurs and helped bring Stoicism to millions of readers. Now, in the first book of an exciting new series on the cardinal virtues of ancient philosophy, Holiday explores the most foundational virtue of all: Courage.

Almost every religion, spiritual practice, philosophy and person grapples with fear. The most repeated phrase in the Bible is “Be not afraid.” The ancient Greeks spoke of phobos, panic and terror. It is natural to feel fear, the Stoics believed, but it cannot rule you. Courage, then, is the ability to rise above fear, to do what’s right, to do what’s needed, to do what is true. And so it rests at the heart of the works of Marcus Aurelius, Aristotle, and CS Lewis, alongside temperance, justice, and wisdom.

In Courage Is Calling, Ryan Holiday breaks down the elements of fear, an expression of cowardice, the elements of courage, an expression of bravery, and lastly, the elements of heroism, an expression of valor. Through engaging stories about historic and contemporary leaders, including Charles De Gaulle, Florence Nightingale, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Holiday shows you how to conquer fear and practice courage in your daily life.

You’ll also delve deep into the moral dilemmas and courageous acts of lesser-known, but equally as important, figures from ancient and modern history, such as Helvidius Priscus, a Roman Senator who stood his ground against emperor Vespasian, even in the face of death; Frank Serpico, a former New York City Police Department Detective who exposed police corruption; and Frederick Douglass and a slave named Nelly, whose fierce resistance against her captors inspired his own crusade to end slavery.

In a world in which fear runs rampant—when people would rather stand on the sidelines than speak out against injustice, go along with convention than bet on themselves, and turn a blind eye to the ugly realities of modern life—we need courage more than ever. We need the courage of whistleblowers and risk takers. We need the courage of activists and adventurers. We need the courage of writers who speak the truth—and the courage of leaders to listen.

We need you to step into the arena and fight.

Feminism and Ancient Philosophy (Hardcover): Julie K. Ward Feminism and Ancient Philosophy (Hardcover)
Julie K. Ward
R3,021 Discovery Miles 30 210 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

An important volume connecting classical studies with feminism," Feminism and Ancient Philosophy" provides an even-handed assessment of the ancient philosophers' discussions of women and explains which ancient views can be fruitful for feminist theorizing today. The papers in this anthology range from classical Greek philosophy through the Hellenistic period, with the predominance of essays focusing on topics such as the relation of reason and the emotions, the nature of emotions and desire, and related issues in moral psychology. The volume contains some new, ground-breaking essays on Plato, Aristotle, and the Stoics, as well as previously published pieces by established scholars like Martha Nussbaum and Julia Annas. It promises to be of interest to an interdisciplinary audience including those working in classics, ancient philosophy, and feminist theory.

How to Give - An Ancient Guide to Giving and Receiving (Hardcover): Seneca How to Give - An Ancient Guide to Giving and Receiving (Hardcover)
Seneca; Edited by James S. Romm
R303 Discovery Miles 3 030 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Timeless wisdom on generosity and gratitude from the great Stoic philosopher Seneca To give and receive well may be the most human thing you can do-but it is also the closest you can come to divinity. So argues the great Roman Stoic thinker Seneca (c. 4 BCE-65 CE) in his longest and most searching moral treatise, "On Benefits" (De Beneficiis). James Romm's splendid new translation of essential selections from this work conveys the heart of Seneca's argument that generosity and gratitude are among the most important of all virtues. For Seneca, the impulse to give to others lies at the very foundation of society; without it, we are helpless creatures, worse than wild beasts. But generosity did not arise randomly or by chance. Seneca sees it as part of our desire to emulate the gods, whose creation of the earth and heavens stands as the greatest gift of all. Seneca's soaring prose captures his wonder at that gift, and expresses a profound sense of gratitude that will inspire today's readers. Complete with an enlightening introduction and the original Latin on facing pages, How to Give is a timeless guide to the profound significance of true generosity.

Courage Is Calling - Fortune Favors the Brave (Hardcover): Ryan Holiday Courage Is Calling - Fortune Favors the Brave (Hardcover)
Ryan Holiday
R452 R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 Save R133 (29%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
How to Be Content - An Ancient Poet's Guide for an Age of Excess (Hardcover): Horace, Stephen Harrison How to Be Content - An Ancient Poet's Guide for an Age of Excess (Hardcover)
Horace, Stephen Harrison
R331 Discovery Miles 3 310 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

What the Roman poet Horace can teach us about how to live a life of contentment What are the secrets to a contented life? One of Rome's greatest and most influential poets, Horace (65-8 BCE) has been cherished by readers for more than two thousand years not only for his wit, style, and reflections on Roman society, but also for his wisdom about how to live a good life-above all else, a life of contentment in a world of materialistic excess and personal pressures. In How to Be Content, Stephen Harrison, a leading authority on the poet, provides fresh, contemporary translations of poems from across Horace's works that continue to offer important lessons about the good life, friendship, love, and death. Living during the reign of Rome's first emperor, Horace drew on Greek and Roman philosophy, especially Stoicism and Epicureanism, to write poems that reflect on how to live a thoughtful and moderate life amid mindless overconsumption, how to achieve and maintain true love and friendship, and how to face disaster and death with patience and courage. From memorable counsel on the pointlessness of worrying about the future to valuable advice about living in the moment, these poems, by the man who famously advised us to carpe diem, or "harvest the day," continue to provide brilliant meditations on perennial human problems. Featuring translations of, and commentary on, complete poems from Horace's Odes, Satires, Epistles, and Epodes, accompanied by the original Latin, How to Be Content is both an ideal introduction to Horace and a compelling book of timeless wisdom.

Republic (Paperback): Plato Republic (Paperback)
Plato
R70 R56 Discovery Miles 560 Save R14 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. Plato's Republic has influenced Western philosophers for centuries, with its main focus on what makes a well-balanced society and individual.

The Cambridge Companion to Cicero's Philosophy (Paperback): Jed W. Atkins, Thomas Benatouil The Cambridge Companion to Cicero's Philosophy (Paperback)
Jed W. Atkins, Thomas Benatouil
R678 Discovery Miles 6 780 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Cicero is one of the most important and influential thinkers within the history of Western philosophy. For the last thirty years, his reputation as a philosopher has once again been on the rise after close to a century of very low esteem. This Companion introduces readers to 'Cicero the philosopher' and to his philosophical writings. It provides a handy port-of-call for those interested in Cicero's original contributions to a wide variety of topics such as epistemology, the emotions, determinism and responsibility, cosmopolitanism, republicanism, philosophical translation, dialogue, aging, friendship, and more. The international, interdisciplinary team of scholars represented in this volume highlights the historical significance and contemporary relevance of Cicero's writings, and suggests pathways for future scholarship on Cicero's philosophy as we move through the twenty-first century.

Stoic Wisdom - Ancient Lessons for Modern Resilience (Hardcover): Nancy Sherman Stoic Wisdom - Ancient Lessons for Modern Resilience (Hardcover)
Nancy Sherman
R484 R404 Discovery Miles 4 040 Save R80 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

How do we find calm in times of stress and uncertainty? How do we cope with sudden losses or find meaning in a world that can easily rob us of what we most value? Drawing on the wisdom of Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, and others, Nancy Sherman's Stoic Wisdom presents a compelling, modern Stoicism that teaches grit, resilience, and the importance of close relationships in addressing life's biggest and smallest challenges. A renowned expert in ancient and modern ethics, Sherman relates how Stoic methods of examining beliefs and perceptions can help us correct distortions in what we believe, see, and feel. Her study reveals a profound insight about the Stoics: They never believed, as Stoic popularizers often hold, that rugged self-reliance or indifference to the world around us is at the heart of living well. We are at home in the world, they insisted, when we are connected to each other in cooperative efforts. We build resilience and goodness through our deepest relationships. Bringing ancient ideas to bear on 21st century concerns - from workers facing stress and burnout to first responders in a pandemic, from soldiers on the battlefield to citizens fighting for racial justice - Sherman shows how Stoicism can help us fulfil the promise of our shared humanity. In nine lessons that combine ancient pithy quotes and daily exercises with contemporary ethics and psychology, Stoic Wisdom is a field manual for the art of living well.

A Careful and Strict Inquiry Into the Modern Prevailing Notions of That Freedom of the Will - Which Is Supposed to Be Essential... A Careful and Strict Inquiry Into the Modern Prevailing Notions of That Freedom of the Will - Which Is Supposed to Be Essential to Moral Agency, Virtue and Vice, Reward and Punishment, Praise and Blame (Paperback)
Jonathan Edwards
R378 Discovery Miles 3 780 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects in Two Volumes - Essays, Moral, Political, and Literacy (Paperback): David Hume Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects in Two Volumes - Essays, Moral, Political, and Literacy (Paperback)
David Hume
R600 Discovery Miles 6 000 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects (Paperback): David Hume Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects (Paperback)
David Hume
R601 Discovery Miles 6 010 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
How to Be a Farmer - An Ancient Guide to Life on the Land (Hardcover): M.D. Usher How to Be a Farmer - An Ancient Guide to Life on the Land (Hardcover)
M.D. Usher; Commentary by M.D. Usher
R358 R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Save R54 (15%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A delightful anthology of classical Greek and Roman writings celebrating country living-ranging from a philosophy of compost to hymns to the gods of agriculture Whether you farm or garden, live in the country or long to move there, or simply enjoy an occasional rural retreat, you will be delighted by this cornucopia of writings about living and working on the land, harvested from the fertile fields of ancient Greek and Roman literature. An inspiring antidote to the digital age, How to Be a Farmer evokes the beauty and bounty of nature with a rich mixture of philosophy, practical advice, history, and humor. Together, these timeless reflections on what the Greeks called boukolika and the Romans res rusticae provide an entertaining and enlightening guide to a more meaningful and sustainable way of life. In fresh translations by classicist and farmer M. D. Usher, with the original texts on facing pages, Hesiod praises the dignity of labor; Plato describes the rustic simplicity of his ideal republic; Varro dedicates a farming manual to his wife, Fundania ("Mrs. Farmer"); and Vergil idealizes farmers as residents of the Golden Age. In other selections, Horace extols the joys of simple living at his cherished country farm; Pliny the Elder explains why all culture stems from agriculture; Columella praises donkeys and tells how to choose a ram or a dog; Musonius Rufus argues that farming is the best livelihood for a philosopher; and there is much more. Proof that farming is ultimately a state of mind we should all cultivate, How to Be a Farmer will charm anyone who loves nature or its fruits.

Hermes - Or, a Philosophical Inquiry Concerning Universal Grammar (Paperback): James Harris Hermes - Or, a Philosophical Inquiry Concerning Universal Grammar (Paperback)
James Harris
R540 Discovery Miles 5 400 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The True Intellectual System of the Universe - Wherein All the Reason and Philosophy of Atheism Is Confuted, and Its... The True Intellectual System of the Universe - Wherein All the Reason and Philosophy of Atheism Is Confuted, and Its Impossibility Demonstrated. a Treatise on Immutable Morality; With a Discourse Concerning the True Notion of the Lord's Supper: and Two Ser (Paperback)
Ralph Cudworth
R694 Discovery Miles 6 940 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Plato's Apology of Socrates, Crito and Phaedo. Translated ... by C. S. Stanford (Paperback): Plato Plato's Apology of Socrates, Crito and Phaedo. Translated ... by C. S. Stanford (Paperback)
Plato
R381 Discovery Miles 3 810 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The True Intellectual System of the Universe - Wherein All the Reason and Philosophy of Atheism Is Confuted, and Its... The True Intellectual System of the Universe - Wherein All the Reason and Philosophy of Atheism Is Confuted, and Its Impossibility Demonstrated: With a Treatise Concerning Eternal and Immutable Morality (Paperback)
Ralph Cudworth
R662 Discovery Miles 6 620 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Advantage and Necessity of the Christian Revelation - Shewn from the State of Religion in the Antient Heathen World:... The Advantage and Necessity of the Christian Revelation - Shewn from the State of Religion in the Antient Heathen World: Especially With Respect to the Knowledge and Worship of the One True God: a Rule of Moral Duty: and a State of Future Rewards and Punis (Paperback)
John Leland
R540 Discovery Miles 5 400 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
A Careful and Strict Enquiry Into the Modern Prevailing Notions of That Freedom of Will - Which Is Supposed to Be Essential to... A Careful and Strict Enquiry Into the Modern Prevailing Notions of That Freedom of Will - Which Is Supposed to Be Essential to Moral Agency, Vertue and Vice, Reward and Punishment, Praise and Blame (Paperback)
Jonathan Edwards
R510 Discovery Miles 5 100 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
A Demonstration of the Being and Attributes of God - More Particularly in Answer to Mr. Hobbs, Spinoza and Their Followers... A Demonstration of the Being and Attributes of God - More Particularly in Answer to Mr. Hobbs, Spinoza and Their Followers (Paperback)
Samuel Clarke
R415 Discovery Miles 4 150 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Octavius - a Dialogue Tr. by Sir D. Dalrymple. (Repr.). Tr. by Sir D. Dalrymple (Paperback): Marcus Minucius Felix Octavius - a Dialogue Tr. by Sir D. Dalrymple. (Repr.). Tr. by Sir D. Dalrymple (Paperback)
Marcus Minucius Felix
R345 Discovery Miles 3 450 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Advantage and Necessity of the Christian Revelation Shewn from the State of Religion in the Ancient Heathen World -... The Advantage and Necessity of the Christian Revelation Shewn from the State of Religion in the Ancient Heathen World - Especially With Respect to the Knowledge and Worship of the One True God: a Rule of Moral Duty: and a State of Future Rewards and Puni (Paperback)
John Leland
R507 Discovery Miles 5 070 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Elements of the Philosophy of the Mind, and of Moral Philosophy - to Which Is Prefixed a Compendium of Logic (Paperback):... Elements of the Philosophy of the Mind, and of Moral Philosophy - to Which Is Prefixed a Compendium of Logic (Paperback)
Thomas Belsham
R573 Discovery Miles 5 730 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Four Dissertations - on Providence. on Prayer. on the Reasons for Expecting That Virtuous Men Shall Meet After Death in a State... Four Dissertations - on Providence. on Prayer. on the Reasons for Expecting That Virtuous Men Shall Meet After Death in a State of Happiness. on the Importance of Christianity, the Nature of Historical Evidence, and Miracles (Paperback)
Richard Price
R538 Discovery Miles 5 380 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
T. Lucreti Cari De Rerum Natura Libri Sex (Paperback): Titus Lucretius Carus T. Lucreti Cari De Rerum Natura Libri Sex (Paperback)
Titus Lucretius Carus
R379 Discovery Miles 3 790 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects ... - Essays, Moral, Political, and Literary (Paperback): David Hume Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects ... - Essays, Moral, Political, and Literary (Paperback)
David Hume
R448 Discovery Miles 4 480 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
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