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Stoic warriors [electronic resource] : the ancient philosophy behind the military mind / Nancy Sherman.
Sherman, Nancy, 1951-
New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
1 online resource (257 p.)
While few soldiers may have read the works of Epictetus or Marcus Aurelius, it is undoubtedly true that the ancient philosophy known as Stoicism guides the actions of many in the military. Soldiers and seamen learn early in their training ""to suck it up,"" to endure, to put aside their feelings and to get on with the mission. Stoic Warriors is the first book to delve deeply into the ancient legacy of this relationship, exploring what the Stoic philosophy actually is, the role it plays in the character of the military (both ancient and modern), and its powerful value as a philosophy of life. M
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents; Preface and Acknowledgments; 1 A Brave New Stoicism; 2 Sound Bodies and Sound Minds; 3 Manners and Morals; 4 A Warrior's Anger; 5 Fear and Resilience; 6 Permission to Grieve; 7 The Downsized Self; Notes; Bibliography; Photograph Credits and Permissions; Index
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Stoic warriors : the ancient philosophy behind the military mind / Nancy Sherman.