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    • How to Be a Stoic

    • Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life
    • By: Massimo Pigliucci
    • Narrated by: Peter Coleman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 324
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 279

    Whenever we worry about what to eat, how to love, or simply how to be happy, we are worrying about how to lead a good life. No goal is more elusive. In How to Be a Stoic, philosopher Massimo Pigliucci offers Stoicism, the ancient philosophy that inspired the great emperor Marcus Aurelius, as the best way to attain it. Stoicism is a pragmatic philosophy that teaches us to act depending on what is within our control and separate things worth getting upset about from those that are not.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful!

    • By T-600 on 10-18-17

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Nonsense on Stilts

    • How to Tell Science from Bunk
    • By: Massimo Pigliucci
    • Narrated by: Jay Russell
    • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 328
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      4 out of 5 stars 221
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      4 out of 5 stars 224

    Why do people believe bunk? And what causes them to embrace such pseudoscientific beliefs and practices? Noted skeptic Massimo Pigliucci sets out to separate the fact from the fantasy in this entertaining exploration of the nature of science, the borderlands of fringe science, and - borrowing a famous phrase from philosopher Jeremy Bentham - the nonsense on stilts.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good and detailed content, tolerable narration

    • By Christopher on 06-23-11

    Regular price: $24.05