Interviews

Stoicism, Buddhism, And Evolutionary Psychology: An Interview With Robert Wright

Robert Wright is an award-winning journalist and the bestselling author of Nonzero, The Moral Animal, and The Evolution of God, which was a New York Times bestseller and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He has taught in the psychology department at the University of Pennsylvania and the religion department at Princeton University. Wright draws …

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The Practicing Stoic: An Interview With Ward Farnsworth, Dean of The University of Texas School of Law

That the works of the original Stoics survive still today is truly remarkable. That you can walk into a Barnes & Noble today, wander to the philosophy section, and grab a copy of Meditations by Marcus Aurelius, Discourses by Epictetus, or Letters from a Stoic by Seneca, and that hundreds and thousands of people have …

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Why Culture is Everything: An Interview with 3-Time Super Bowl Champion and Author Michael Lombardi

The National Football League, like all professional sports, is all about the quantifiable, right? Winning trumps everything, so franchises fill rosters with players whose stats jump off the page. They draft the college quarterback who threw the most touchdowns, the running back who won the Heisman Trophy, the wide receiver who runs the fastest 40-yard …

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How to Die: What Author James Romm Learned From Seneca’s Writings on Death

We first interviewed author and scholar James Romm back in 2016 after his review of The Daily Stoic in the Wall Street Journal, but in that interview we focused primarily on James’s great biography of Seneca, Dying Every Day. This year, James is back with another book, this time translating and collecting Seneca’s various thoughts …

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Behind the Scenes With The Fascinating and Anonymous “Stoic Emperor”

No learning without humility. No growth without pain. No reward without risk. No change without loss. Embrace. Endure. — The Stoic Emperor (@TheStoicEmperor) April 7, 2018 There is a new Stoic Emperor in our midst. He’s not a supreme leader, but he is a superbly good writer of Stoic-inspired epigrams. As a result, The Stoic …

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The Remarkable Sir Richard Sorabji on Gandhi, The Stoics and Aristotle

We first discovered Sir Richard Sorabji through his fantastic essay on Gandhi, describing how he was a philosopher in the Stoic tradition. We immediately decided to reach out to Richard to learn more about his philosophical journey, in particular about the Stoics—after all, he is one of Britain’s most impressive scholars, having been appointed Commander …

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