Practicing Stoicism in the 21st Century

On March 4, 2021 the Dr. James Dale Ethics Center presented a talk (via Zoom) by Dr. William Irvine on 21st century applications of ancient Stoicism:

In this talk, I explain what Stoicism is—and what it isn’t. I describe its birth in ancient Greece and Rome, its fall into obscurity during the 20th century, and its remarkable renaissance in the last two decades. Along the way, I describe the psychological insights of the ancient Stoics, explain how modern philosophy has confirmed those insights, and show how they can form the basis for development of strategies that we can put to work in daily life.

Dr. Irine’s Bio:

William B. Irvine is professor of philosophy at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He is the author of eight books that have been translated into twenty languages. Among them are A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy (Oxford University Press, 2008) and most recently, The Stoic Challenge: A Philosopher’s Guide to Becoming Tougher, Calmer, and More Resilient (W.W. Norton, 2018). He is currently at work on a book about thinking critically, but with an open mind, in the age of the internet.

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