Interviews

Tim Ferriss on Cultivating Resilience, Favorite Stoic Practices and How To Shun Comfort

Bestselling author and investor Tim Ferriss has been one of the most vocal modern proponents of Stoicism. For years he has advocated the value of the philosophy—whether it is on his widely popular blog which is read by millions, on his podcast which at this point has over 200 million downloads or on the stage …

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UPenn Professor Emily Wilson on Seneca, Stoicism and Learning How to Tell the Truth

Only a select few would look back on their high school years and use the word thrilled to describe their experience of reading Plato. But that was exactly how Emily Wilson felt, and she loved that philosophy was so deeply concerned with how people should or could live. Since then, she has been immersed in …

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Media Titan Arianna Huffington on Lessons from Stoicism and Achieving Work-Life Balance

Most people know Arianna Huffington as the founder of the Huffington Post and Thrive Global (as well as board member of Uber and bestselling author), but they probably don’t know that she is also a student and admirer of philosophy. It’s fitting that as a Greek she would love the subject, yet it is still …

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Action vs Right Action: Writer Kyle Eschenroeder on Stoicism and A Guide To Action

In their works, the Stoic philosophers repeat over and over again the same timeless message: It doesn’t matter what other people do. It doesn’t matter what other people say. It doesn’t matter what you think. It only matters what you do. That’s what this philosophy of Stoicism is about at the end of the day. …

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Thriving Amidst Chaos: An Interview About Stoicism With Former New York Observer Editor Ken Kurson

Most people know Ken Kurson as a political strategist or a newspaper editor. He is rather famous for these things. He was Rudy Giuliani’s Chief Operating Officer (and ghostwriter) during his 2008 campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. He was the editor of the New York Observer from 2013 to 2017 (and a friend of …

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Stoicism and Emotion: An Interview with Professor Margaret Graver

Professor Margaret Graver is one of the best known and respected scholars on Stoicism and ancient philosophy. She is the author of the popular academic text Stoicism and Emotion, in which she disproves the myth of Stoicism as a philosophy advocating being emotionless. Currently, Professor Graver is Aaron Lawrence Professor in Classics at Dartmouth, where …

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