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Stoa Nova: William Stephens on Marcus Aurelius (Online)
October 25, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join our friend Massimo Pigliucci and Rob Colter as they welcome their guest, William Stephens, professor of philosophy at Creighton University, to explore the life and philosophy of Marcus Aurelius.
William Stephens’ interests include ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, Stoicism as a way of life, Stoicism and popular culture, ethics, animals, and the environment. He has published the excellent Marcus Aurelius: A Guide for the Perplexed (https://www.amazon.com/Marcus-Aurelius-Guide-Perplexed-Guides-ebook/dp/B00LFPKS1U/)
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Massimo Pigliucci is the K.D. Irani Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. His academic work is in evolutionary biology, philosophy of science, the nature of pseudoscience, and the practical philosophy of Stoicism. His books include How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life (Basic Books). His forthcoming book is A Field Guide to a Happy Life: 53 Brief Lessons for Living (Basic Books). More by Massimo at massimopigliucci.com.
Rob Colter is Associate Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Wyoming and received my PhD from Northwestern University in 2001. His research focuses on Ancient Philosophy and Philosophical Pedagogy. In addition to teaching at UW, he organizes an annual Stoic Camp for public attendance and teaches philosophy courses in Wyoming prisons. In his spare time, he likes to be with his family, cook, read, and fly fish in the wilderness of Wyoming.
Hosted by philosopher Massimo Pigliucci, Stoa Nova is inspired (with a bit of immodesty) to the ancient Greco-Roman schools of philosophy. Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Epictetus and many others simply gave lectures about their favorite topics and engaged in Socratic discussions with people interested in what they had to say. In our case, we will examine the theory and practice of Stoicism as a modern applied philosophy that aids us in navigating a world in some ways just as confusing and uncertain as that of ancient Athens and Rome. For more on Stoicism, click here (http://tinyurl.com/m7hzr4x)!