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              Books by William B. Irvine

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              Aha!: The Moments of Insight that Shape Our World

              Aha!: The Moments of Insight that Shape Our World (Paperback)

              By Irvine, William B.

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              How have the world's great thinkers, politicians, mathematicians, and religious figures reached their transformative moments of insight? Are there lessons to be learned from their experiences? William B. Irvine takes up these questions and others that relate to what he calls aha ...moments, guiding us through the most striking examples of instantaneous intellectual breakthroughs that have shaped human civilization in six different domains, one at a time: religion, science, art, math, morality, and innovation.
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              ISBN 9780190690274
              Released NZ 15 Aug 2017
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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              You: A Natural History

              You: A Natural History (Hardback)

              By Irvine, William B.

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              Offers a multi-disciplinary investigation of your hyper-extended family tree, going all the way back to the Big Bang.

              ISBN 9780190869199
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2018
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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              On Desire: Why We Want What We Want
               

              On Desire: Why We Want What We Want (Paperback, New edition)

              By Irvine, William B.

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              Irvine looks at what modern science can tell about desire--what happens in the brain when one desires something and how animals evolved particular desires. He suggests that people who can convince themselves to want what they already have dramatically enhance their happiness.

              ISBN 9780195327076
              Released NZ 18 Aug 2007
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              A Slap in the Face: Why Insults Hurt-And Why They Shouldn't
               

              A Slap in the Face: Why Insults Hurt-And Why They Shouldn't (Hardback)

              By Irvine, William B.

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              In A Slap in the Face, William Irvine undertakes a wide-ranging investigation of insults, their history, the role they play in social relationships, and the science behind them.

              ISBN 9780199934454
              Released NZ 15 Mar 2013
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Aha!: The Moments of Insight that Shape Our World

              Aha!: The Moments of Insight that Shape Our World (Hardback)

              By Irvine, William B.

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              How have the world's great thinkers, politicians, mathematicians, and religious figures reached their transformative moments of insight? Are there lessons to be learned from their experiences? William B. Irvine takes up these questions and others that relate to what he calls aha ...moments, guiding us through the most striking examples of instantaneous intellectual breakthroughs that have shaped human civilization.
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              ISBN 9780199338870
              Released NZ 8 Jan 2015
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              A Slap in the Face: Why Insults Hurt - And Why They Shouldn't
               

              A Slap in the Face: Why Insults Hurt - And Why They Shouldn't (Paperback)

              By Irvine, William B.

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              In A Slap in the Face, William Irvine undertakes a wide-ranging investigation of insults, their history, the role they play in social relationships, and the science behind them. He offers advice, based primarily on the writings of the Stoic philosophers, on how best to curb our o...wn insulting tendencies and how to respond to the insults that are directed our way. A rousing follow-up to A Guide to the Good Life, A Slap in the Face will interest anyone who's ever delivered an insult or felt the sting of one-in other words, everyone.
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              ISBN 9780190665043
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2017
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              A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy

              A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy (Hardback)

              By Irvine, William B.

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              Using the psychological insights and the practical techniques of the ancient Roman Stoics, Irvine offers a road map for anyone seeking to avoid the feelings of chronic dissatisfaction that plague so many.

              ISBN 9780195374612
              Released NZ 1 May 2009
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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              The Stoic Challenge: A Philosopher's Guide to Becoming Tougher, Calmer, and More Resilient
               

              The Stoic Challenge: A Philosopher's Guide to Becoming Tougher, Calmer, and More Resilient (Hardback)

              By Irvine, William B.

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              Ancient Stoic insights combined with modern psychological research help us overcome--and even benefit from--everyday obstacles.

              ISBN 9780393652499
              Released NZ 24 Sep 2019
              Publisher WW Norton & Co
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              A Guide to the Good Life
                

              A Guide to the Good Life (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              By Irvine, William B.; Narrator Cronin, James Patrick

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              One of the great fears many of us face is that despite all our effort and striving, we will discover at the end that we have wasted our life. In A Guide to the Good Life, William B. Irvine plumbs the wisdom of Stoic philosophy, one of the most popular and successful schools of th...ought in ancient Rome, and shows how its insight and advice are still remarkably applicable to modern lives. In A Guide to the Good Life, Irvine offers a refreshing presentation of Stoicism, showing how this ancient philosophy can still direct us toward a better life. Using the psychological insights and the practical techniques of the Stoics, Irvine offers a roadmap for anyone seeking to avoid the feelings of chronic dissatisfaction that plague so many of us. Irvine looks at various Stoic techniques for attaining tranquility and shows how to put these techniques to work in our own life. As he does so, he describes his own experiences practicing Stoicism and offers valuable first-hand advice for anyone wishing to live better by following in the footsteps of these ancient philosophers. Listeners learn how to minimize worry, how to let go of the past and focus our efforts on the things we can control, and how to deal with insults, grief, old age, and the distracting temptations of fame and fortune. We learn from Marcus Aurelius the importance of prizing only things of true value, and from Epictetus we learn how to be more content with what we have. Finally, A Guide to the Good Life shows listeners how to become thoughtful observers of their own lives. If we watch ourselves as we go about our daily business and later reflect on what we saw, we can better identify the sources of distress and eventually avoid that pain in our life. By doing this, the Stoics thought, we can hope to attain a truly joyful life.
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              ISBN 9781522632733
              Released NZ 17 May 2016
              Publisher Audible Studios on Brilliance
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              The Stoic Challenge: A Philosopher's Guide to Becoming Tougher, Calmer, and More Resilient
                

              The Stoic Challenge: A Philosopher's Guide to Becoming Tougher, Calmer, and More Resilient (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              By Irvine, William B.; Narrator Troxell, Brian

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              A practical, refreshingly optimistic guide that uses centuries-old wisdom to help us better cope with the stresses of modern living. Some people bounce back in response to setbacks; others break. We often think that these responses are hardwired, but fortunately this is not the c...ase. Stoicism offers us an alternative approach. Plumbing the wisdom of one of the most popular and successful schools of thought from ancient Rome, philosopher William B. Irvine teaches us to turn any challenge on its head. The Stoic Challenge, then, is the ultimate guide to improving your quality of life through tactics developed by ancient Stoics, from Marcus Aurelius and Seneca to Epictetus. This book uniquely combines ancient Stoic insights with techniques discovered by contemporary psychological research, such as anchoring and framing. The result is a surprisingly simple strategy for dealing with life's unpleasant and unexpected challenges - from minor setbacks like being caught in a traffic jam or having a flight cancelled to major setbacks like those experienced by physicist Stephen Hawking, who slowly lost the ability to move, and writer Jean-Dominique Bauby, who suffered from locked-in syndrome. The Stoics discovered that thinking of challenges as tests of character can dramatically alter our emotional response to them. Irvine's updated Stoic test strategy teaches us how to transform life's stumbling blocks into opportunities for becoming calmer, tougher, and more resilient. Not only can we overcome everyday obstacles - we can benefit from them, too.
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              ISBN 9781799760320
              Released NZ 3 Dec 2019
              Publisher Brilliance Corporation
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