On today's show, I talk with Scott Hambrick, the founder of Online Great Books, an organization that hosts virtual seminars for people who want to read the Great Books of Western Civilization. Scott talks about what makes the Great Books great, why they are so important, and how they contribute to living the Good Life. We also do a deep dive into Aristotle’s famous work on how to achieve happiness and live the best possible life.
This episode is a replay of one of the most popular episodes from last year. The guest is William B. Irvine, professor of philosophy at Wright State University and the author of A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy and more recently, The Stoic Challenge: A Philosopher’s Guide to Becoming Tougher, Calmer and More Resilient.
The topic this week is How to Keep Your Cool, and my guest is James Romm, a Professor of Classics at Bard and the author of the book, How to Keep your Cool: An Ancient Guide to Anger Management. This is James’ second appearance on The Good Life, he was a guest on episode #9 where he talked about Seneca.
Today’s guest is Massimo Pigliucci, a professor of Philosophy at the city College of New York. Massimo talks about why he thinks everyone should have a "philosophy of life" and we discus his new book, "How to Live a Good Life: A Guide to Choosing Your Personal Philosophy." Our discussion covers Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, Aristotelianism, Epicureanism & Stoicism.
In this episode, Sean Murray talks with Eric Jorgenson about the latter’s new book, “The Almanack of Naval Ravikant.” This is a book Eric collaborated on with Naval and they […]
On today’s show, Sean’s guest is Michael Perry, a writer from rural Wisconsin who was so influenced by Montaigne that he wrote a book, “Montaigne in Barn Boots: An Amateur […]
On today’s show, Sean talks with Robert Zaretsky, a professor at University of Houston and the author of A Life Worth Living: Albert Camus & the Quest for Meaning. In 1957 […]
When we look back on our lives we can all point to experiences that transformed us – experiences so impactful they shape who we are. My guest today is Laurie […]
On today’s show, I talk with Andreas Elpidorou, the author of Propelled: How Boredom, Frustration and Anticipation Lead us to the Good Life. Andreas leads us on a fascinating discussion that […]
On today’s show, I talk with Edith Hall, the author of Aristotle’s Way: How Ancient Wisdom Can Change Your Life, and she is a Professor at King’s College in London. […]