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William Irvine: “The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy”

Stoicism has made its impact through the centuries. Great leaders have turned to the rational mindset espoused by the third century philosopher Zeno of Citium as a means of controlling their emotions. However, according to a new book by philosopher William B. Irvine, Stoicism has much to offer twenty-first century seekers of tranquility. And it’s not all seriousness. WFIU’s Adam Schwartz spoke with Irvine who explains his theory in A Guide to the Good Life: The Art of Stoic Joy.

Adam Schwartz

WFIU Arts and Culture Producer, Editor "Directions in Sound"

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  • Annemieke Liket

    I heard you on 88.1 fm yesterday and it is all true what you say, or I have been on the wrong path forever.
    I had no idea how I am was called stoic. But you described me to a tee.
    Thanks for validation and I would love to discuss further philosophies.

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